Uses: The Xhosa of South Africa apply the latex of E. bupleurifolia to cancerous sores, cracked skin on the feet and use if for various skin diseases. Also to induce vomiting and for a purgative despite its toxicity.
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Accession # 198502424
May 2006 - Originally in collection as Euphorbia bupleurifolia. ID determined to be wrong by Matt Opel.
A CCSS member suggested Euphorbia bulbosum, but that does not appear to be a valid name in the literature.
August 2015 - Matt Opel notes natural range of E. bupleurifolia (Eastern Cape and Kwazulu Natal) and E. susannae (Little Karoo in the W. Cape) do not overlap, so this is likely a horticultural hybrid rather than a natural one. Will retain in collection as an example of hybrid plant as we have both parents in collection as well.