Massonia saniensis (Black Mtns, Lesotho)

A tiny plant from high altitudes (3000m) in the Drakensberg that has been regarded as M. echinata by Hilliard and Burtt in their extensive work on the flora of that area. After a long time, it eventually received its name in 2014. The Drakensberg exclusively receives summer rainfall and this is the only daubenya or massonia that grows and flowers during the summer months.

[See Wetschnig et al, Phytotaxa 2014, 173(3), 181-195]