Ripen fruits. Photo
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.
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