Euphorbia hamata (Haw.) Sweet  Cites App II

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Locality:  Nuwerus
Distribution:  Found from Namibia to Namaqualand and Hoedjies Bay in the south.
Description:  This spineless succulent shrub that branches at is base can grow up to 45 cm in height. There are prominent recurved tubercules (2 - 16 mm in size) on the branches.
Flower: Solitary flowers appear at the end of the branches.
Common names:  Beesmelkbos, "Cow Milk Bush", Beeskrag, "Cow Power", Olifantsmelkbos, "Elephants Milk Bush".

Point of interest:  When the plant is injured it poduces a milky sap.  It seems that cows have an affinity for these plants - Beesbos, "Cow bush" when translated.

Propagation:  Seeds or Cuttings

Photographer: Etwin Aslander of Selecta Succulents - Plant/Seed Source

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