Augustin P. de Candolle, 1838
Little Namaqualand; North +
Central Western South Africa
This member of the Asteraceae
was given this name by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle in 1838. It is found in
central- and north-western South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to eight 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 from
Latin petiolaris; ‘equipped with a little foot’; referring to the
stalk below the leaf.
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