This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Henri Ernest Baillion in 1863 (IPNI has Arne Hassler in 1931?). It is found in the Cape
Province, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and some
to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter,
the plant up to one centimetres height, eight if the root is exposed. The
flowers are brownish.