Euphorbia globosa, known as Globose Spurge, is a dwarf spineless succulent composed of weird globular, segmented fingers off a caudiciform base, up to 8 cm tall. It forms thick mats of dwarf subshrubs up to 30 cm in diameter.
Euphorbia globosa is an unusual small-growing succulent Euphorbia from South Africa with rounded spineless segments that generate further segments clustering around each crown and gradually forms a low many-branched clump. As the main stem grows older it becomes woody and this caudex-forming habit can be accentuated by the artful removal of various segments to form a pleasing shape. Likewise on very old specimens some of the roots can be left exposed to further this gnarled caudicifom look. Euphorbia globosa like all Euphorbias has curious flowering structures called cyathiums that are best described as neither flowers nor inflorescences. Atop an elongated purple peduncle, the cuplike structure houses a female gynoecium surrounded by male flowers and an involucre with an array of five fused nectar glands each with three or four linear petalloid appendages that are covered in tiny white-margined pits and superficially resemble the radiating form of green and yellow petals.