Massonia longipes - description

Confirmed in cultivation in Australia.
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Massonia longipes - description

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From W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 6: 411 (1897)

10. M. longipes (Baker)

Description:
bulb globose, 1in. diam., with a neck 2in. long ; leaves 2, broad ovate or oblong, about 3in. long, 2in. broad, minutely pustulate or smooth on the face; capitulum dense, globose, 2in. diam.; outer bracts oblong, acute, membranous, greenish, an inch long ; pedicels .5in. long ; perianth white, with a cylindrical tube .33in. long and lanceolate reflexing segments a little shorter than the tube ; stamens twice as long as the segments, connate at the
base.

Distribution:
Coast Region : Caledon Div. ; near Danger Point. Brought to the Cape Town garden by a visitor in 1884, Bolus, 5973 !

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