This member of the
Asteraceae family was given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in
1899. It is found
Northern Cape; southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 23 centimetres in
flowers are yellow.
Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1899
Northern Cape; South Africa
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 from
the Greek word lepis or lepidos, 'scale', and the
Latin word caulis, 'stem'; for the scaly stem.
This is a winter-grower.