mystery Massonia/Daubenya

Dietrich Müller-Doblies
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:11:52 PDT
Dear Nhu,
Your plant is probably a near ally Massonia setulosa. Massonia setulosa 
is unrecognised by the South African species list but accepted by the 
Kew database. We know it since 1997 between Caledon and Heidelberg in 
the southern part of the Western Cape. Possibly we have it from 
Theronsbergpas as the most northern point. Are there very fine bristles 
on the upper leaf surface of your plant or is it absolutely glabrous? Is 
the filament tube closed by six bulges from in-between the filaments?
Best wishes

Am 04.09.2012 08:49, schrieb Nhu Nguyen:
> Hi everyone,
> In March 2008, I got a packet of seeds from Silverhill as a Massonia
> marginata from the Roggeveld. The plant bloomed last year but I was not
> able to get a photo. This year I managed to take a few snap shots of this
> plant. It is not M. marginata, but what the plant is caused me a lot of
> confusion and excitement. It has a lovely smell, unlike other massonias,
> but perhaps somewhat like M. jasminiflora. I can't even place this in a
> genus. If you have any idea what it may be (or a new species?) please
> discuss!
> Here are the photos. You should be able to right click on the photos to see
> a larger size.
> Best,
> Nhu
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