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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Euphorbia meloformis
 

Photo by Cactus Art Nursery.

  
Author:  William Aiton 1789
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  8 centimetres
Height:  12 centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Melon Spurge
Synonyms:  Euphorbia falsa N.E. Br. Euphorbia infausta N.E. Br. 1912. Euphorbia pyriformis N.E. Br. 1915

Euphorbia meloformis ssp. valida G.D.Rowley. Photo by Cactus Art Nursery.

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by William Aiton in 1789. It is found the western part of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with lots of sun. It will grow up to 10 centimetres or more, and get greenish yellow flowers quite similar to E. obesa, but on long stalks.

 I might not consider this to be a caudiciform, but here it is anyway.