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Family: ASTERACEAE 

 Kleinia grantii
 
  
Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker 1899
Family:  Asteraceae
Habitat:  Eastern Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3,5 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Orange-Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Notonia grantii, Oliv. & Hiern 1877  
Might now be:
Senecio grantii, Bernardus Joannes Maria Zonneveld 2004
Got it from:  Roskilde, Danmark
Year:  2003

I didn't get a photo of the flower this year, "wasted" my time in Mexico at that time.

  

This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1899. It's found in the eastern part of Africa, growing in a well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The ginger-like roots grow into clusters of 3-4 centimetres in diameter rhizomes and covers several square-meters. The flowers are orange to red, and it can be reproduced by seed, cuttings and leaves. I found mine in Roskilde as a "rare ginger" in 2003.

Highly poison. A non-traceably toxin, ruining the liver.