Questions on Massonia

Shoal Creek Succulents
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 11:10:45 PST
Thanks Dylan.  

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Subject: Re: [pbs] Questions on Massonia


Although it is a small genus that has received the attention of several
scientists in recent years, the species of Massonia remain somewhat
confused. A proper modern treatment is much needed. Some distinct entities
have been recognized and circumscribed recently (M. hirsuta), while others
continue to be widely misinterpreted, such as M. echinata. These two are
quite different in their morphology, flowering time, distribution and scent.
There are also plants well known in cultivation that have yet to be named
convincingly, such as the very distinct plant in the second photo under M.
echinata in the PBS Wiki.

The most important aspect of collecting massonias is to ascertain where they
were collected in the wild originally. This can be of great help in
identification or in the confirmation of a name.

Seeds: durable for 10 years at least under household refrigerator

Merry Christmas,


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