Description: Euphorbia turbiniformis is a
dwarf, globose succulent that live almost underground.
Stem: Spherical with a short
obconic caudex about 4 cm tall x 6-8 cm in diameter, it grows almost
buried in the soil and has lost all its spines. The apex is depressed an
the epidermis is smooth, shining. Usually it has a single
growing point, but in cultivation the plant can branch
dichotomously forming two to several apexes.
Flowers: The very small yellow cyathias ( both male and female)
are born on a short cymose inflorescence up to 5 mm long.
Crested plants are very rare rare but time by time
seen in cultivation and sought after by collectors.
Cultivation: This species is always found grafted because it is
very difficult (if not impossible) to grow it on its own roots.