Fernkloof Nature Reserve

Massonia echinata

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Widespread in dry areas


Flowering time

May to July


Deciduous perennial with a globose bulb with pale, papery outer tunics lightly barred above. Plants to 5cm high. Leaves two, prostrate, broadly elliptical, leathery. Flowers cream to white fading pink, honey scented. Tepals oblong, 4-9mm long. Bracts green. From: Francis Masson, d. 1805. Sent from Kew Gardens by Sir Joseph Banks to collect South African plants. echinata = prickly looking shape of flower inflorescence

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2017 / 3 / 29