Tag Archives: Haworthia

A giant dwarf (Haworthia pumila)

This name exemplifies one of the quirks of botanical nomenclature. How can the biggest of the Haworthias (each rosette up to 25 cm tall and about 15 cm across) be called a dwarf? It only makes sense when you know … Continue reading

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Haworthia arachnoidea var. scabrispina

In their most typical form, these plants are easy to identify, because of the more or less rounded, rather than flat rosettes (see first two pictures). When they don’t have this give-away shape, one has to have a closer look … Continue reading

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Haworthia viscosa

Although rather variable, this species is easy to identify (H. nigra is the only other Haworthia in which the leaves are arranged in three ranks). The species is tall as Haworthias go: up to 30 cm. It is widely distributed … Continue reading

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Haworthia scabra v. scabra

Of the four varieties of Haw. scabra, this one is the most widely distributed, from Ladismith to Willowmore. The leaves often have a peculiar twist.

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Haworthia bayeri

This beautiful species occurs from near Willowmore to just west of Oudtshoorn. Unfortunately, the place near De Rust where these pictures were taken is now almost completely stripped of this and other interesting succulents. A result of plain unadulterated greed! … Continue reading

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Haworthia maraisii v. maraisii

Today for the first time after my move, I saw fit to get out to take some pictures in the area. Several years ago I found plants of Haworthia maraisii v. maraisii on the outskirts of Montagu and as it happens … Continue reading

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Haworthia monticola var. asema

This plant is only known from 3 localities north-east of Calitzdorp. Photographed 28 June 2008.

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