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 Othonna cacalioides

Photo from: Succulent Plants Glass House

Author:   Carl Linnaeus Junior, 1781
Family:  Asteraceae
Origin:  Namibia, Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  10 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

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Ripen fruits. Photo by

   This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1781. It is found in Namibia and Southern Africa, in grit, with little water and some sun. The caudex will get 30 centimetres in diameter, the leaves only 3 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 'resembling Cacalia' another member of the Asteraceae family.

This is a winter-grower.

Seeds. Photo by Woot.