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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Euphorbia tuberosa
 

Photo by Marc Altenloh.

  
Author:  Carl Linnaeus 1753
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2-4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Might now be:Tithymalus tuberosus (L.) Hill 1768
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753, and later by Hill in 1768 as Tithymalus tuberosus. It is found on the Cape, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The swollen stems can grow from two to four centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres height. The flowers are greenish yellow.

This might be a winter grower.

Strangely enough, IPNI says: Distribution: Mexico (Northern America), and author: Joseph Nelson Rose 1891. I asked them, and got this explanation:

"There are 2 Euphorbia tuberosa species: Linnaean name (1753) from S. Africa; Rosean name (1891) from Mexico (a later homonym)."