Photograph by Paul Cumbleton of an undocumented plant in his collection

Massonia jasminiflora (Winburg)

This attractive species has been quite late into cultivation. It has an easterly distribution in the Eastern Cape, the Free State, north-west to Kimberley. Although from summer-rainfall areas, it is a winter-grower that produces flowers in late autumn. The two plants depicted, show a variation in that the leaves are pustulate in one but not the other. This does not seem to be a character that is important in species delimitation in the genus. The flower has a strong scent.