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 Othonna cuneata

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Author:   Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, 1838
Family:  Asteraceae
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2,5 centimetres
Height:  13 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by Brad Johnson.

  This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1838. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to two and a half centimetre, the plant up to 13 centimetres height. The flowers are yellow to pink.

The genera name from the Greek othone, 'a linen cloth or napkin', in allusion to the downy covering of some of the earlier known species. The species name means 'wedge-shaped'.

Photo by Nick Helme,