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Photo by PalmBob.

Photo by Spiky Obsession,

Author: Pierre Edmond Boissier, 1862
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia procumbens, Mill.
Medusea procumbens, Haw.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1862. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to fifteen 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 from Latin pugnus; 'fist', and Latin -formis; 'shaped like'. for the stem.

The flowers by Paroli Galperti.