Massonia pustulata Loriesfontein

Leo A. Martin
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 12:31:35 PST
Quoting a previous message:

>> Message: 3
>> Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2012 00:30:14 +0100
>> From: Dietrich M?ller-Doblies
>> Two true locality data questions: Who cultivates Massonia
>> pustulata from Loriesfontein?
>> Who has some detail information about its origin. Since
>> when is it in cultivation? Who was possibly the collector?
>> From where around Loriesfontein?
>> A nice week with flowering surprises to all!
>> Dietrich

I had a hunch and forwarded this to John Lavranos, plant discoverer
extraoirdinaire. Here is his response:

> I first wanted to confirm things on google earth. It was i
> that found this Massonia at the Loeriesfontein locality in
> the early 90's. I have also sen it elswhere (near Springok)
> but the Loeriesf. form was particularly attractive. I sent
> a few bulbs to the USA, perhaps to Arid Lands, under
> Hansonian ownership.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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