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Photo by Ferdinand Poilodan.

Photo by Nick Helme,

Caudex by Nick Helme,

Author:  John Jacob Lavranos, 2000
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  10 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Asteraceae family was found by John Jacob Lavranos in the Cape Province, South Africa in 2000. It grows in grit with little water and some sun. The caudex grows to ten centimetres in diameter, the leaf to five centimetres. The flowers are yellow, and besides seeds, the plant can be reproduced by leaf-cuttings.

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 Gyles 'Guy' Wrinkle, 1947-2013, an US-American educator / technician and the West Los Angeles Junior College, succulent plant enthusiast, cycad grower and collector of sea shells and insects.. It was published in Piante Grasse; rivista periodica della Associazione Italiana Amatori delle Piante Succulente (AIAS). Santo Spirito 2000.

This is a winter-grower.

Flowers by Nick Helme,