Haworthia angustifolia var. angustifolia

Haworthia angustifolia, Hill View, Grahamstown, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia var. angustifolia Haw.

angustifolia: narrow-leaved

H. angustifolia comes from Eastern Cape. It is a modest species, which can be very easily propagated by offsetts. It is a small clump-forming species with long narrow leaves. It has frequently been confused with H. chloracantha, but it is a softer species and the marginal teeth are smaller and more closely spaced.

The Fish River is the eastern limit of distribution, Western borders are Zuurberg Mountains.

Map of distribution

H. angustifolia is growing among grass, in rock cracks or under small bushes. Sometimes only leave tips are visible above the soil - this is typical for var. paucifolia. In Howiesonspoort near Grahamstown are known hybrids with H. cymbiformis - it was described as H. perplexa V.Poelln. This species was first introduced probably by Bowie to Kew in 1824.

Haworthia angustifolia, Hill View, Grahamstown, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, Hill View, Grahamstown, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, near Aalwynspoort, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, near Aalwynspoort, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, near Aalwynspoort, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, Mount Pleasant, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, Mount Pleasant, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia angustifolia, Mount Pleasant, NEW PHOTO

Haworthia angustifolia - Signal Hill, near Grahamstown


Haworthia angustifolia - NE. Swartwaterpoort

This is an interesting form with blueish leave color. It should be var. altissima, but this plants seems to be "the normal one."



Haworthia angustifolia var. paucifolia (?) - near Coombs, Clay Pits



Haworthia angustifolia, SE. Martindale

Photo by Ingo Breuer
Haworthia angustifolia, S. Glenhope
Photo by Ingo Breuer


Haworthia angustifolia, Clay Pits

Photo by Ingo Breuer
Haworthia angustifolia, Farm Banksia
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia angustifolia, W. Longridge
Photo by Ingo Breuer



Haworthia angustifolia var. paucifolia, 3 km W. Kaffirdrift
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia angustifolia, Kayalami
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia angustifolia, SuurbergPhoto by Ingo Breuer

locality of Haworthia angustifolia, Suurberg

Photo by Ingo Breuer

Synonym:
Aloe stenophylla, H.angustifolia var. grandis, H. albanensis, H. angustifolia var.
albanensis

Known localities:


  • Uyepoort, Zuurberg (3325AD)
  • Somerset East to Zuurberg (3325BB)
  • Kommadagga Stn. (3325BB)
  • Annsvilla to Uitenhage (3325BD)
  • Grahamstown (3326BC)
  • Alicedale (3326AC)
  • Wireless Stn. (3326AD)
  • Highlands (3326AD)
  • Fort Collingwood (3326AD)
  • Howiesonspoort (3326AD)
  • Hospital Hill (3326BC)
  • Mt. Drive (3326BC)
  • Near Coombs (3326BD)
  • Trappes Valley (3326BD)
  • Bathurst (3326BD)
  • Lincoln Siding (3326DA)
  • Paradise Kloof (3327AA)
  • 4 km Grahamstown to Alicedale (3326AD)
  • Kavalami (3326BD)
  • 2 km E. Alicedale (3326AC)
  • 16 km W. Riebeek East (3326AA)
  • W. Kaffirdrift Police Station (3326BD)
  • Clay Pits (3326BD) Coombs (3326BD)
  • farm Longridge (3326BD)
  • farm Banksia (3326BD)
  • farm Glen Eden (3326DA)
  • farm Hopewell (3326BD)
  • NE. Cockscomb farm near Great Fish River
  • near Aalwynspoort (3325BB)
  • Oudekraal (3325BC)
  • farm Roundhill (3326BD)
  • S. Atherstone (3326AD)
  • S. Glenhope (3326BD)
  • SE. Martinsdale (3326BD)
  • Seven Fountains (3326AD)
  • Signal Hill (3326BC)
  • W. Fairfax (3325BC)
  • Woesthill Pass (3326BC)
  • Governer´s Kop, ENE. Grahamstown
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Dundas, E. Grahamstown
  • Thornkloof, N. Grahamstown
  • Ann´s Villa
  • Aalwynspoort Station

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