Glabrous perennial herb, producing annual stems to 30 cm high from a woody rootstock. Leaves numerous, sessile, spreading to reflexed; lamina linear-lanceolate, to 30 × 5 mm, rounded and apiculate at the apex. Cymes usually clustered in terminal umbels. Cyathia c. 3-5 mm, broadly cup-shaped; glands 4-7, rounded, 2-horned or crenulate, bright yellow. Male flowers many; female 1. Capsule deeply 3-lobed, borne on a pedicel up to 1.5 cm long. Seeds ovoid, slightly flattened.
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.(2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euphorbia cyparissioides. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135850, retrieved 30 June 2016