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Photo by Pieter Van Wyk,

Large plant by palmbob,

Author: John Hutchinson, 1914
Origin:  Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asteraceae family was described by John Hutchinson in 1914. It is found on the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and some sun. The stem will grow up to eight centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to 25 centimetres 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 'swollen root'.

It was a bit dormant, when I found it.