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 Othonna herrei


Author:   Neville Stuart Pillans, 1934
Family:  Asteraceae
Origin:  Cape Province, Namaqualand, South Africa
Soil:  Grit-Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Othonna armiana, Ernst Jacobus van Jaarsveld, 1986 = Othonna herrei subsp. armiana, Halda, 1999

   This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Neville Stuart Pillans in 1934. It's found in Namaqualand and the Cape Province, Southern Africa. The stem will grow to four centimetres in diameter. It preferring grit or other well-drained soil with little water and some sun. 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 is named after Dr. Hans Herre, 20th century botanist and expert on South African succulents.

This is the former
Othonna armiana, now Othonna herrei subsp. armiana, Josef Jakob Halda 1999. Photo by Marc Altenloh.