AppearanceIt is a biennial or perennial glandular-pubescent sub-shrub with a very short stem, hidden by the leaves, occasionally stoloniferous. It has rosette shaped leaves, flat and plate-like but becomes centrally dome-shaped when the flowering season approaches, 30 centimetres in diameter. It has loose inflorescences, 30 by 45 centimetres with 3–19 millimetres pedicels that become distally curved. Petals are 7–10 millimetres , pale yellow and occasionally tinged with red.
DistributionThe species is endemic to Madeira Island, Porto Santo Island, Desertas Islands and Bugio Island and is commonly found on sea cliffs in northern shores or rocky peaks from sea level up to 700 metres in altitude.
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