John Jacob Lavranos,
This member of the
Asteraceae family was found by John Jacob Lavranos in the Cape Province, South Africa in 2000. It grows in grit
with little water and some sun. The caudex grows to ten centimetres in
diameter, the leaf to five centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and besides
seeds, the plant can be reproduced by leaf-cuttings.
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 Gyles 'Guy' Wrinkle, 1947-2013, an US-American educator /
technician and the West Los Angeles Junior College, succulent plant
enthusiast, cycad grower and collector of sea shells and insects.. It was published in Piante Grasse; rivista periodica della Associazione Italiana Amatori
delle Piante Succulente (AIAS). Santo Spirito 2000.
This is a winter-grower.