Euphorbia aeruginosa

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Euphorbia aeruginosa
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Euphorbia
E. aeruginosa
Binomial name
Euphorbia aeruginosa

Euphorbia aeruginosa is a succulent member of the spurge family native to South Africa. It grows as a small shrub, in sandy soils and in the fractures of rocks sending up multiple spiny blue-green photosynthetic stems.[1] The plant produces yellow cyathia or flowering heads.[2]


  1. ^ Uhlig, Matthias (2008). Cactus y otras suculentas descripción de más de 120 especies ; guía paso a paso para obtener unos magníficos resultados. L'Hospitalet, Barcelona, España: Hispano Europea. p. 116. ISBN 978-8425518218.
  2. ^ Lemke, Cal. "Cal's Plant of the Week". University of Oklahoma Department of Botany & Microbiology. Retrieved 28 October 2012.