Euphorbus was the Greek physician of Juba II (reigned 30 BC– AD 23) . He wrote that a succulent plant discovered in the Atlas mountains was a powerful laxative. In 12 BC, Juba named this plant Euphorbia, after his physician Euphorbus. In response, Augustus dedicated a statue to Antonius Musa, Augustus's own personal physician and Euphorbus' brother.
- Flowering Plants of the Santa Monica Mountains, p 107, 1985, CNPS
- Linnaeus (1753): p.450