mystery Massonia/Daubenya

aaron floden
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 08:58:51 PDT
Massonia sempervirens? It looks like the plant I used to grow. I assumed it wanted a dormancy based on the other taxa, but the dryness killed them. There was some discussion when this species and wittebergensis were published.


--- On Tue, 9/4/12, Nhu Nguyen <> wrote:

From: Nhu Nguyen <>
Subject: [pbs] mystery Massonia/Daubenya
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 2:49 PM

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

Here are the photos. You should be able to right click on the photos to see
a larger size.……

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