Species within a genus

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EUPHORBIA (G)
Spurge(Le) Melkbos
Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
eu-, = well; (good, well developed, normal, true) phorbe, = pasture, food, fodder, forage; fuel. The name honours, Euphorbus Musa, physician to King Juba, of Numidia (Mauritania) c. 47 B.C., was interested in these cactus-like plants supposedly for medicine – of which many are poisonous.
(LS, BL, M, K3)
Euphorbia caput-medusae (La)
Hondebossie(PS) Medusa’s Head Noordmannetjie
Location: (F, K)
caput, = of things; the head, top, summit, point, end, extremity; medusa, = Medusa.**
(ld)
Euphorbia epicyparissias (G)
Melkbos(PS) Pisgoed Wild Spurge
Location: (F)
epi-, = upon, over, on top of, added to; cyparissus, from cupressus, = the cypress (sacred to Pluto) [q.v. 'Cyprissa'**]; -ias, = indicates a close connection.
(BL)
Euphorbia erythrina (G)
Pisgoed(PS) Pisgoedbossie Pisgras
Location: (F, K)
erythros, = red; -inus, = indicates material or colour, resemblance or possession.
(LS, BL)
Euphorbia genistoides [Now E.caput-medusae] (G, La)
Pisgoed(PS) Pisgoedbossie Pisgras
Location: (F, K)
geneis, = the edge of an axe, an axe, pickaxe, mattock; genesta, genista, = the broom-plant, broom; (also the genus GENISTA); -oides, = like, resembling, having the form or nature of.
(LS, ld, BL)
Euphorbia helioscopia (G)
Cat's Milk(PS) Euphorbia Son Gifbossie
Location: (F)
(h)elios, = the sun; copia, = abundant power, wealth, riches, abundance; fullness, copiousness, multitude, number, abundance. Copia, = the goddess of abundance.
(LS, ld)
Euphorbia marlothiana [Now E.caput-medusae] (La)

Location: (F)
For Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth (1855-1931);** -anus, = belonging to, connected with, pertaining to, used to form adjectives from nouns, particularly from geographical and personal names.
(Ch, BL)
Euphorbia peplus (La)
Brandmelkkruid(PS) Gifbossie Milkweed Petty Spurge Purple Spurge
Location: (F)
peplum, peplus, = the robe of state of Minerva/Athene,**
(ld)
Euphorbia silenifolia (G, La)
Silene-leaved Milkroot (Vo)
Location: (F, K)
SILENE(q.v.); folium, = a leaf.
(ld)
Euphorbia terracina (La)

Location: (F)
terra, = land, ground, soil; acinus, = a berry, especially a grape; the stone of a berry, Tarracina, Terracina, = a town in Latium, formerly called Anxur.
(BL, ld)