Succulent shrub or small tree, usually single-stemmed. Branchlets constricted into oblong segments up to 40 cm long, 3-4-angled with thin, distinctly undulating wings (See centre photo); spine shields more or less continuous, forming a horny margin on the wings. Flowers deep yellow to orange, in clusters above the spines (photo right shows young developing fruits). Fruit distinctly 3-lobed when mature, c. 8 × 20 mm, on a pedicel c. 8 mm long.
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 halipedicola. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136020, retrieved 1 July 2016