The flowers of Gnidia kraussiana var. kraussiana grow in rounded heads at stem tips on notable stalks. From 15 to 30 flowers form one head. The corolla lobes of each small flower are long, oblong and glossy yellow. In the flower mouth shorter membranous petal scales, also oblong, are present. The flower tube is cylindrical and silky, surrounded by a collar of involucral leaves, wider than the plant’s regular leaves.
The normal leaves on the stems are lanceolate with entire margins. The leaves are hairless or may be silky on their lower surfaces.
There are about 100 Gnidia species in South Africa. Some of them have been used in traditional medicine in spite of several Gnidia species being poisonous (Manning, 2009; iSpot).