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Photo by
Marc Altenloh.

Photo by
T. Rulkens,

Author: Robert Allen Dyer, 1937
Origin:  Transvaal; South Africa, S Mozambique
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  45 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer in 1937. It is found in the central South Africa and southern Mozambique, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 45 centimetres height. The flowers are greenish 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 means 'twisted branch'.

Photo by T. Rulkens,