The yellow flowerheads of Euryops othonnoides grow solitary on long, leafless and hairy stalks from stem-tips, well above the grey foliage.
Slightly more than one ring of ray florets is present in the somewhat unkempt flowerheads in the photo. The rays spread around the central disc of tiny five-lobed florets that are fertile. The flowerhead diameter is about 3 cm. The ray florets may have brownish longitudinal lines on their lower surfaces.
The involucre consists of one row of narrow bracts, hairy and sometimes dark-tipped. It has the shape of a broad-based bowl with erect sides and an outcurving rim of bract tips. The receptacle, the base of the bowl subtending the flowerhead, has the involucral bracts growing from its perimeter. There are no scales on the receptacle, but a dense hairy covering.
Flowering happens in spring and early summer. This young plant was seen on a sandy flat in the Ceres Karoo in September (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok,2010; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; iSpot).
|There are no comments for this image yet.|