Rune Bertil Nordenstam, 2012
South-Western Namibia, North-Western South
Mix - Grit|
Yellow - Greenish Yellow|
Othonna protecta, Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.|
Othonna crassicaulis, Compton.
Othonna cylindrica, DC.
This member of the
was given this name by Rune Bertil Nordenstam in 2012. It is found in
south-western Namibia and north-western South Africa, growing in a well drained
sandy or gravel soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to
five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow, sometimes with a greenish
The genera name from
Crasso; "thick" and the Greek
othone, 'a linen cloth or napkin', in allusion to the downy
covering of some of the earlier known species. The species is named for
its habit of growing under bushes.
This is a