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Euphorbia trichadenia

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Author: Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1894
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  12 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Euphorbia benguelensis, Pax.
Euphorbia gossweileri, Pax.
Euphorbia subfalcata, Hiern.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1894. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a thin layer of gravel over rocks with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to tvelwe centimetres height, 20 if the caudex is raised. The large 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 from Greek; trichos; 'hair' and Greek -aden; 'gland'.