Euphorbia enormis belongs to the Euphorbiaceae (the Spurge family). It is an evergreen shrublet herb that is native to South Africa, Polokwane (Limpopo Province) and Lydenburg (Mpumalanga Province). This shrublet grows on dry sundy soils, to 800 m above sea level, and up to a height 60-90 cm. The caudex is large obconic or somewhat carrot-like, and grows up to 10 cm in diameter. It produces numerous crowded branches that form a rather lumpy, irregular, bush. The branches are twisted 4-winged succulent. It is monoecious having both male and female parts on the same cyathia.