Euryops speciosissimus, the Clanwilliam euryops or in Afrikaans the pronkharpuisbos (showy resin bush), is a slender shrub that may grow taller than 2 m. The branches are smooth and resinous, becoming leafless lower down. The leaves are alternate, thin and thread-like, divided into up to fifteen long narrow lobes.
The plant is found in an inland distribution in the west of the Western Cape, from Nieuwoudtville to Clanwilliam and Piketberg. Its habitat in this region, the western Karoo is the lower sandstone slopes of dry fynbos (Manning, 2009; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984; www.plantzafrica.com).
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