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'.
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