Haworthia Duval

This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

[FZ]

Aloaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs with erect or creeping stems from a thick woody rootstock, often suckering to form small to large groups of plants; roots fleshy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in basal rosettes, or spirally arranged, succulent, softly fleshy or stiff, linear to deltoid-acuminate; surface smooth, ridged or tuberculate; margins smooth, ciliate, or toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pedunculate with flowers in lax racemes or panicles; peduncle erect, simple, with a few sterile bracts; bracts membranous, small, lanceolate to ovate; pedicels short, ascending.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments 6 subequal, fused in the lower part to form an oblong-cylindrical, sometimes slightly curved tube; perianth limb 2-lipped, tips of upper 3 segments usually spreading, tips of lower 3 segments recurved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid to oblong, 3-locular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds with angles winged.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State

Introduced into:

Mexico Central

Haworthia Duval appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
South Africa 11021.000
South Africa 16722.000

First published in Pl. Succ. Horto Alencon.: 7 (1809)

Accepted by

  • Bayer, M.B. & Manning, J.C. (2012). A rationalization of names in Haworthia. A list of species with new combinations and new synonyms Alsterworthia International. The Succulent Asphodelaceae Journal 12(1): 7-17.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bayer, New Haworthia Handb.: 20 (1982).
  • Berger in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV, fam. No. 38, III, II (Heft 33): 74 (1908).
  • Court, Succ. Fl. South. Africa: 158 (1981).
  • Haworth, Suppl. Pl. Succ.: 70 (1819).
  • J.G. Baker in F.C. 6: 332 (1896).
  • Pl. Succ. Horto Alencon.: 7 (1809), nom. conserv.
  • Scott, The Genus Haworthia: (1985).
  • Sölch et al. in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW. Afrika, fam. 147: 50 (1970).

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