Bihrmann's

CAUDICIFORMS

A  B  C  D  E  FGH  IJKL  M  NO  P  QRS  T  UVWXYZ

 Menu

                                                            

Previous plant

Main page

Next plant

Family: ASTERACEAE 

 Kleinia fulgens
 
  
Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker 1866
Family:  Asteraceae
Habitat:  Natal Province, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium (Maximum?)
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Scarlet
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Scarlet Kleinia, Coral Senecio, Orange Thistle
Synonyms:  Notoniopsis fulgens B. Nordenstam

   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.