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Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli,

Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli,

Author: Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1929
Origin:  Uitenhage, Port Elisabeth; South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4,5 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  False Globose Spurge, False Globose Euphorbia
Synonyms:  Might be: Euphorbia pseudoglobosa var. juglans  D.H.Schnabel, van Veldh. & Marx, 2018.
Euphorbia juglans
, Robert Harold Compton, 1935
Euphorbia frickiana,
N.E. Brown. 1931.
Euphorbia pseudoglobosa var. oshoekensis. D.H.Schnabel, van Veldh. & Marx.
Euphorbia pseudoglobosa var. dysselsdorpensis, D.H.Schnabel, van Veldh. & Marx.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth in 1929. It is found in the Uitenhage and Port Elisabeth area of South Africa, growing in grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 4,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 15 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name; Euphorbia dates back to the first century BC, where King Juba II of Mauritania used it in a reference to his doctor, Euphorbos, and that name was kept as a generic name by Carl von Linnaeus. The species name meand 'faulse globosa', indicating its resemblance with Euphorbia globosa.