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 Othonna furcata

A dormant plant I found in Aus, Namibia.

Author:   George Claridge Druce, 1917
Family:  Asteraceae
Origin:  SW Namibia, NW South Africa
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  50-80 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ceradia furcata, Lindl. 1845. Doria ceradia, Harv. 1865. Othonna aeonioides, Dinter, 1923

A huge, wild plant by

A dormant plant I found in Aus, Namibia.

   This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by George Claridge Druce in 1917. It is found in south western Namibia and nprth western South Africa, growing in a real well drained soil with little - some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 9 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 or even 80 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.

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 from Latin: furca, referring to the forks of the branches. 

This is a winter-grower.

A flowering plant by Pieter Mier,

More dormant plants I found in Aus, Namibia.