Euphorbia obesa Hook.f.

Plant a dwarf succulent 'cactoid' herb with a solitary stem. Stems globose to cylindrical, up to 20 cm long and 9 cm wide, many-angled (7)8(10), with ribs barely noticeable and less than 0.5 cm deep, green-grey. Stipular spines absent. Leaves rudimentary, soon shed. Cyathophylls not showy, much reduced.

S Africa.

Source: Forster, P. (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Euphorbiaceae
genus        Euphorbia L.