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.