Daubenya/Massonia mystery

Mary Sue Ittner msittner@mcn.org
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 06:45:03 PDT
Hopefully Cameron will chime in if he isn't too busy getting ready for his 
trip since this is an area he is becoming an expert on. My guess is 
Polyxena ensifolia, syn. Lachenalia ensifolia. It has a wide distribution 
that covers this area and blooms April to June. The Encyclopedia of Cape 
Plants says clay or granite flats so that's not quite right. Massonia 
jasminiflora is an Easterm Cape species. I'm quite fond of the Polyxenas 
which are now considered Lachenalias by some.

Mary Sue

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