Haworthiopsis limifolia (Marloth) G.D.Rowley

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Mpumalanga.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Acaulescent perennial herb, suckering from the base to form dense clusters of plants.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves spreading-ascending in a compact rosette to c. 12 cm in diameter; lamina 3–10 cm long, 2–4 cm wide at the base, deltoid and tapering to a sharp point, thick and stiff, uniformly bright green, ridged or ± smooth on both surfaces, obscurely keeled towards the apex on the lower surface, margin lightly ridged.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence simple, erect to 35 cm high; peduncle up to 20 cm long with a few scattered sterile bracts below the raceme. Raceme to 15 cm long, laxly flowered, bracteate; bracts c. 3 × 1.5 mm, deltoid-acute, membranous; pedicels 4–6 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth c. 14 mm long, cylindrical, c. 3.5 mm in diameter across the ovary, narrowing towards the mouth, two-lipped; segments white with a greenish-brown midrib, upper segments ± straight and erect, lower segments with tips recurved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology
Stamens and stigma included.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

English
Fairy Washboard

Haworthiopsis limifolia (Marloth) G.D.Rowley appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Alsterworthia Int., Special Issue 10: 4 (2013)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Living Collection Database

    Common Names from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Living Collection https://www.kew.org/

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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