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Photo by Eric Winegar.

The flowers by Jan Thomas Johansson,

Author:  Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1899
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Sandy Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

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.