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Family: ASTERACEAE 

 Othonna macrosperma
 


 Photo by Eric Winegar.

 
Author:   Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, 1837
Family:  Asteraceae
Origin:  Western Cape, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  14 Centimetres
Height:  45 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -


 Photo by Jean Andre Audissou, Ispotnature.org.

  This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1837. It is found in the Western Cape of South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen root base can grow to fourteen centimetres in diameter while the entire plant can reach 45 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 after the large seeds.