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I found a lot on Gran Canaria.

Habitat photo by
Preben Leif Axelsen.

I was here a bit to early for the flowers.

20 centimetre stem on a 130 centimetre tall bush.

The stem of a one meter bush.

Gran Canaria.

Author: Adrian Hardy  Haworth, 1812
Origin:  Canary Islands
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  1,5 Meter
Flower:  Crème Colour - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Verode, Berode, Canary Islands Candle Plant
Synonyms:  Cacalia kleinia, L.
Senecio kleinia Christian Friedrich Lessing, 1831.
Kleinia neriifolia
Haw. f. ovalifolia, Günther W. H. Kunkel, 1980.
Cacalia terminalis,
Kleinia kleinia,
Senecio kleinia
var. tuberculata, Afferni & Mangani.
Senecio neriifolius,

This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Adrian Hardy  Haworth in 1812. It is found on the Canary Islands, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. It will grow to 1,5 meter. The flowers are crème coloured to pale yellow.

The genera is named after the German zoologist, Dr Klein,1685-1759, the species name means 'leaves like Neria'.

Young plant.

Gran Canaria.

Still to early for the flowers.

The ripe fruits.