Allen Dyer, 1937
South Africa, S Mozambique
Minimum - Medium
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Robert Allen Dyer in 1937.
It is found in the central South Africa and southern Mozambique, growing in a well drained soil with
little to some water
and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres in diameter,
the whole plant up to 45 centimetres height. The flowers are greenish
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 means 'twisted branch'.