A much-branched slow growing shrub that can reach up to 6 feet tall but is more often seen as a smaller plant. It has spathulate ovate leaves that fold upward from the middle and are a bronze to gray color on the underside while the top side is felted with fine cinnamon colored hairs that eventually age to the same color as the lower surface. In the late winter to early spring appear the bright yellow flowers in terminal clusters at the branch tips.
Southern Africa and Madagascar
This plant is native to rocks and dry soils in southern and southwestern Madagascar.