Galphimia gracilis
thryallis, rain of gold

Family: Malpighiaceae

Form: Evergreen shrub with compact globose shape reaching 6 ft tall

Leaves: Light gray-green, narrowly elliptic, simple, opposite, entire, petiolate and stipulate, glaucous, bronze tones during cooler periods

Stem/Bark: Fine pubescence (Malpighian hairs) on young shoots; young bark is slender appearing reddish in color. Older bark is gray and woody

Flower: Yellow inflorescences formed on terminal racemes

Fruit: Capsules