This member of the Apiaceae
family was described by Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze in 1891. It is found
on the Canary Islands, and maybe on the shores of Africa. It grows
on the lava rocks on the coast with some water and lots of sun. The
fat roots can grow to seven centimetres in diameter, the whole plant
to 70 centimetres height. The flowers are yellow.
Astydamia, daughter of Oceanus. "latifolia": From Latin latus,
meaning wide leaves.