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Photo by Michael Wolf.

Photo from Zelene Listy. They can have more or less  pustules, and be more light in colour.

Author: Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin, 1791
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  5 (12) Centimetres
Flower:  White - Cream - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Massonia scabra, Thunb.
Massonia schlechtendalii, Baker.

This member of the Hyacinthaceae family was given this name by Nicolaas Joseph von Jacquin in 1791. It is found in the winter rain areas of southern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The bulb can grow to four centimetres, the leaves up to twelve centimetres long and have more or less pustules. The flowers are from white over pale yellow to cream coloured.

The genera name after Francis Masson, 1741-1805, a British horticulturist, collecting in South Africa. The species name means 'blister-like' for the leaves.

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

This is a winter-grower.