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.
Source: (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: . 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.