South Africa, Eastern Cape ( around Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage, and near Aberdeen, Graaff Reinet, Willowmore in the Great Karoo)
It grows on withered sandstone and on exposed shale ridges with big, round stones.
Branches: Erect, pointed upwards and outwards, the inner thick old branches becoming leafless with age.
Leaves: Growing upright about 2,5-3 cm long, vertically flattened, upper surface narrowly tapered. lower surface with a narrow and axe-like ‘chin’ and tooth-like tip, mid-green to dark green, with translucent dots , wax layer thin, few platelets.
Flowers: Daisy-like, up to 4 cm in diameter, mostly solitary, bracteoles acuminate, carpel 5, petals very numerous, thin, golden yellow often tinged with red on the back. The flowers open in the afternoon.
Blooming season: It blooms for many months, beginning in mid-spring.
Fruit: With a broad, flat closing body.