Euphorbia joyae is a much-branched, spreading, woody shrub that can grow up to 2.5 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.
Although we have seen no specific information for this plant, the latex in most, if not all Euphorbias is caustic and toxic - skin contact often causing irritation and blistering; contact with the eyes causing temporary or even permanent blindness; whilst ingestion can cause purging or more severe problems[
East tropical Africa - Kenya.
Sandy gravelly soils and lava; with open Acacia-Commiphora bushland; at elevations from 180 - 750 metres[
A root decoction is used to treat coughs[
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