A wild plant by U. Schmiedel,
A little wild plant by Nich Helme,
A large plant by S. Etzold,
Robert Harold Compton, 1949
Western South Africa
Grit - Mix
Minimum - Medium
Might be: Othonna
natalensis, Sch. Bip. 1844.
This member of the Asteraceae
was given this name by Robert Harold Compton in 1949. It is found around
Knersvlakte in western South Africa, growing in a well drained quarts
gravel with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from ten to fifteen 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 is named for
the diminutive size of the plant.
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