This member of the Asteraceae
family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker. It is found in Natal
Province, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some
water and little or no sun. Others claim it prefers full sun, but I
have only found it in the shadows in forests. The caudex can grow up to five
centimetres in diameter, the whole plant can grow up to 40
centimetres. The flowers are scarlet.
Named after the German zoologist,
Dr Klein (1685-1759), and fulgens, means shining and refers
to the vibrant colour of the flowers.