Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1899
This member of the Asteraceae family was
given this name by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1899. It is found in
both Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape in South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil like sand or grit with some water and some to lots of sun. The swollen
stem can grow to three centimetres in diameter and reach 30
centimetres in height. 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
means 'lobed', referring to shapes like the ear lobe.