Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth,
Province, Eastern Cape; South Africa
Minimum - Medium
This member of the Euphorbiaceae
family was described by
Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth after Robert Allen Dyerin 1934. It if found
in eastern and southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil
with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to
centimetres in diameter and the branches up to 15 centimetres in height. The
flowers are greenish yellow to green.
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 from Latin; tubus; 'tube' and Latin
-glans; 'gland' for the tubular nectar glands.