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Photo from Species Nursery.

Photo from Highland Succulents. Unusual "twin".

Author: Rune Bertil Nordenstam, 1964
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4-7 Centimetres
Height:  5 (55) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Hall's Othonna
Synonyms:  -

This tiny member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Rune Bertil Nordenstam in 1964. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow to two or even three centimetres, the leaves up to seven centimetres and the inflorescence with the yellow flowers up to 25 centimetres.

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 after Harvey Monroe Hall, 20th century American professor of botany and expert in taxonomy.