|Author: ||D.F.L. von Schlechtendal, 1843
Western Cape; South Africa
||1 (3-6) Centimetres
be: Polyxena bakeri, T. Durand & Schinz, 1894.
Massonia heterandra, Jessop.
Neobakeria heterandra, Isaac.
Massonia pygmaea subsp. kamiesbergensis,
U.Müll.-Doblies & D.Müll.-Doblies.
This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by
Diederich Franz Leonhard von Schlechtendal in 1843. It is found
in Northern and Western Cape in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to one centimetres in
height, although the leaves can reach six centimetres in length. The
flowers are white to pale pink.
The genera name after Francis Masson, 1741-1805, a British
horticulturist, collecting in South Africa. The species name means
Despite its species name,
is a bit smaller.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae
now part of