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This undescribed Euphorbia species from the Addo district in the Eastern Cape Province has green involucre glands and a long tap root similar to many medusa-head Euporbias.

Side-shoots are produced freely with age.

The cultivation of this Euphorbia has so far proved non-complicated. The plants are drought resistant and probably will not take well to frequent watering.

Euphorbia sp. in habitat in the Addo district.