Pinter, Deutsch, 2Müller-Doblies, 2013
Pass, Western Cape; South Africa
||Grit - Mix
||2 (8) Centimetres
Massonia triflora, Compton, 1931.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
Michael Pinter, Gerfried Deutsch, Ute Müller-Doblies and Dietrich
Müller-Doblies in 2013. It is found
in a little area near Rooihoogte Pass, Western Cape; South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to two centimetres in
height, although the two leaves can reach eight centimetres in
flowers are yellow.
genera name after Francis Masson, 1741-1805, a British
horticulturist, collecting plants in South Africa. The species name from
Latin citrinus; 'lemon-coloured' after the
bright-lemon-coloured filaments and style.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of