Questions on Massonia
Sun, 22 Dec 2013 15:28:22 PST
Hi Lisa,
For seeds, they should be viable for a few years at least at room temps, if refrigerated they should be viable for more than a decade.  As for identifications in the genus, can't be much help here beyond what the wiki shows, there are more knowledgeable folks on this subject than me.
Ernie DeMarie
Briarcliff Manor, NY

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Happy Holidays & Happy New Year-

I am reviewing my Massonia plants and the Wiki.

I have the following questions:

For someone who grows many of these; what would be a consist list of

Massonia bifolia
Massonia depressa
Massonia echinata (≡  M. hirsuta, M. setulosa)
*Massonia etesionamibensis
Massonia jasminiflora (≡M. sempervivens)
Massonia pustulata (≡M. longipes)
Massonia pygmaea
	ssp. pygmaea (pustulate or papilate leaves)
	ssp. kamiesbergensis (glabrous leaves)
*Massonia sessiliflora
Massonia wittebergensis [2010]

Two items with asterisks are not listed in the Wiki. Thoughts?
Items above in parentheses are treated as separate items in Wiki, but noted
as synonyms.  Thoughts?

I have one plant I would like an ID  (0946) if possible and any comments on
the rest would be appreciated. I suspect the flower would be the key to ID,
which should be soon.…

Lastly; what is the viability of seed in terms of time.  Obviously, fresh
seed is best - but how long before it wouldn’t be worthwhile to purchase?

Thanks much...

Best regards, Lisa


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