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Author: Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1798
Origin:  Western Cape; South Africa, Namibia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Doria lasiocarpa, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, 1838.
Othonna lasiocarpa
, Carl Heinrich Schultz, 1844.
Othonna litoralis
, Moritz Kurt Dinter, 1923.
Doria carnosa, DC.
Doria retrofracta,
Othonna pinnatilobata,

This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1798. It is found on the Western Cape in South Africa and in southern Namibia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to seven centimetres in diameter, the stems will grow up to 40 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 'reflexed'.

 This is a winter-grower.