Augustin Pyramus de Candolle,
North-Western South Africa
Mix - Sandy
Medium - Maximum
By mistake?: Othonna cakilifolia.
This member of the Asteraceae
was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1838. It is found around
Kamieskroon and Holrivier (between Springbok and Clanwilliam) in
north-western South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy soil with
some water and quite some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to from 20 to 50 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright purple.
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 for the
shape of the leaves, "looking like Cakile" a member of the
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