Carl von Linnaeus, 1753
South South Africa
Sandy - Gritty
Bobbejaankool, Fire Daisy
Doria lingua, Less.
Othonna adscendens, DC.
Othonna elliptica, DC.
Othonna elliptica var. gracilis, Sch.Bip.
Othonna lingua, L.f.
Othonna oblongifolia, DC.
Othonna tuberosa, Thunb.
This member of the Asteraceae
was given this name by Carl von Linnaeus in 1753. It is found in southern South
Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to ten centimetres in height, 35 with the flowers, which 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 for the
bulbouse base of the plant.
The fruit by Nicola van Berkel,
A wild plant by Nicola van Berkel, Ispotnature.org.
Habitat by Tony Rebelo, Ispotnature.org.