Massonia question

Roy Herold
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 15:45:16 PST

I think most of the spiny M echinatas in circulation are actually M 
pygmaea or M hirsuta. The latter designation is terribly confused, 
applied to some M jasminiflora types from Addo and also to some M 
pygmaea(?) types from Van Rhyns Pass. Paul Cumbleton has a putative M 
hirsuta with the extreme spines you are looking form but the flowers are 
decidedly M depressa types. See


for a picture.

I'm guessing you would be happy with the spiny M pygmaea that I'm 
growing. Stay tuned for seeds in the BX if everything works out.

NW of Boston

More information about the pbs mailing list