Albin Pax, 1894
Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Euphorbia benguelensis, Pax.
Euphorbia gossweileri, Pax.
Euphorbia subfalcata, Hiern.
This member of the
Euphorbiaceae family was described by Ferdinand Albin Pax in
It is found in Angola,
Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a
thin layer of gravel over rocks with some water
and some sun. The caudex can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter,
the whole plant up to tvelwe centimetres height, 20 if the caudex is
raised. The large 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 from Greek; trichos; 'hair' and Greek -aden;