Erect annual herb, up to c. 25 cm tall or with spreading, semi-prostrate branches up to 35 cm long. All parts with silky white hairs. Leaves opposite, subsessile, ovate-lanceolate, up to 2.5 cm long, obliquely cordate at the base, upper surface sometimes with a reddish blotch over the midrib; margin entire. Stipules linear, c. 1 mm long. Flowers axillary with 4 white or pink, petal-like appendages. Capsule acutely 3-lobed, c. 2 mm in diameter, densely covered in silky hairs, exserted on a reflexed pedicel.
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 tettensis. http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=136390, retrieved 1 July 2016