John P. Micklethwait Brenan,
Southern Ethiopia, Kenya,
Mix - Grit
This member of the
was given this name by John Patrick Micklethwait Brenan in 1963. It is found in
southern Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil or
even grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow large, the
to 200 centimetres or more in height. The flowers are bright yellow.
The genera name refers to the
torulose seed. The species name means "silvery, of silvery tint and
lustre" for the leaves.