This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by
Pierre Edmond Boissier in 1860. It is found from south-eastern South Africa, growing in grit or
other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The
caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter, the crawling branches will
reach for 60 centimetres. The flowers are green and brownish red.
the Greek: "with very small spines".