Species

Euphorbia depauperata var. pubescens

Etymology

Euphorbia: after Euphorbus, a Greek physician who served King Juba of Numidia in 12BC. Juba named a cactus to honour Euphorbus and later Linnaeus named the entire genus after the physician.

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites

Year Naturalised

1994

Origin

Africa

Reason For Introduction
Probably horticultural

This page last updated on 18 Jan 2010