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Photo from Zelene Listy. Quite different! 

Author: Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1797
Family:  ASTERACEAE
Origin:  South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1797. It is found in Namibia and Southern Africa, growing in in grit, with some water and lots of sun. The caudex will get three centimetres in diameter, the veining stems up to 40 centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and it can be reproduced by cuttings as well.

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 'with threadlike stems'.

This might be a winter-grower.


A wild plant by David Gwynne-Evans, Casabio.org.