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Clarification of Massonia echinata and some other frequently misunderstood Massonia species (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), with the description of M. pseudoechinata and M. roggeveldensis
This study shows that the current concept of M. echinata, including M. angustifolia and M. lanceolata as synonyms, includes two unpublished species which are here described as M. pseudoechinata andM.
Floral development and morphology in Cuscuta reflexa ROXB. (Convolvulaceae)
Cuscuta reflexa has a wide host range and was possible to grow it on several tested plants of different families but on Lycopersicon esculentum and on Hibiscus sinensis it was found to be unable to form haustoria.
Massonia citrina (Hyacinthaceae, Hyacinthoideae)—a new species from the Western Cape Province (South Africa)
A new species of Massonia citrina from the Western Cape Province (South Africa) is described, similar to members of the M. depressa group, but it can be easily distinguished by its yellow filaments and style and the longer perigone-filament tube.
Massonia amoena (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), a striking new species from the Eastern Cape, South Africa
A new species of Massonia amoena is described from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, characterized by the leaves bearing heterogeneous circular to elongate pustules and the strongly reflexed perigone segments at anthesis.
Massonia saniensis (Asparagaceae, Scilloideae), a new species from Lesotho, southern Africa
A new species is described from Lesotho (southern Africa) that is at first sight similar to both M. wittebergensis and M. jasminiflora, but it differs in vegetative, floral, and molecular characters as well as by its distribution.