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Massonia jasminiflora

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Photo by Bert Zaalberg,
This is a plant with smooth leaves.

A plant with pustulated leaves by Cameron McMaster,

Author: William John Burchell, 1870
Origin:  Western Lesotho, Eastern South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  1 (4-7) Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Buttonhole Flower, Abraham's Book
Synonyms:  Massonia bowkeri, John Gilbert Baker, 1871.
Massonia greenii,
Massonia nivea,
Podocallis nivea

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by William John Burchell in 1870. It is found in western Lesotho into eastern 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 seven centimetres in length. The flowers are white and rarely light pink.

The genera name after Francis Masson, 1741-1805, a British horticulturist, collecting in South Africa. The species name after the sent of the flowers.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Hyacinthaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.