Haworthia cymbiformis

Haworthia cymbiformis, Bakenskraal, P.E., NEW PHOTO

Haworthia cymbiformis (Haw.) Duval

cymbiformis
: boat-shaped

This species has practically the same distribution range as H. cooperi but unlike that species is an opaque, truer green color. It forms dense mats with fairly superficial root system and grows on rocky slopes along rivers and streams.


Distribution Map

In past it was very often confused with H. planifolia, which is "synonym" of H. cymbiformis now. The distribution range extands from East London in the east to Port Elizabeth in the west and northwards to Adelaide and Committees on the Fish River. Near Committees are known hybrids with H. cummingii and in Howiesons Poort near Grahamstown are growing hybrids with H. angustifolia. Variation within individual populations is small, but no populations are quite the same.

H. cymbiformis occurs primarily in the summer rainfall area and is very easy to grow in cultivation. It proliferates rapidly and should be exposed to at least some direct sunlight to prevent bloating and excessive softening of the plants. Plants can have more remarkable color under stress and/or if more exposed to direct sunlight.

Haworthia cymbiformis, Bakenskraal, P.E., NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Bakenskraal, P.E., NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Bakenskraal, P.E., NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. cymbiformis, Bakenskraal, P.E., NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Kariega, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Kariega, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. cymbiformis, Kariega, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Tyefu, Fish River, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Tyefu, Fish River, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Tyefu, Fish River, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. cymbiformis, Tyefu, Fish River, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis 'emeralda', Wilgerfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis 'emeralda', Wilgerfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis 'emeralda', Wilgerfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis 'emeralda', Wilgerfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis aff., Enon, near Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis aff., Enon, near Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis aff., Enon, near Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. cymbiformis aff., Enon, near Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, W. Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, W. Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, W. Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, W. Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. cymbiformis, W. Kirkwood, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cymbiformis, Fort Frederick, P.E.



Haworthia cymbiformis, farm The Glen, Kleinemonde Rivier



Haworthia cymbiformis, Kowie River Reserve



Haworthia cymbiformis, Blaukrantz Railway Bridge

Synonyms:
H. concava, Aloe cymbiformis, H. planifolia, H. cymbiformis var. planifolia, Aloe planifolia, H. cymbiformis var. angusta, H. cymbiformis var. angusta f. subarmata, H. cymbiformis var. compacta, H. planifolia var. exulata, H. planifolia var. planifolia f. agavoides, H. planifolia var. planifolia f. alta, H. planifolia var. planifolia f. olivacea, H. planifolia var. planifolia f. robusta, H. planifolia var. incrassata, H. planifolia var. sublaevis, H. planifolia var. longifolia, H. planifolia var. longifolia f. calochlora, H. planifolia var. poellnitziana, H. lepida
Known localities:
  • Near Alice (3226DB)
  • Kat River, W. Alice (3226DB)
  • 13 km S. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • Rocklands (3226DC)
  • Sulphur Baths (3226DC)
  • W. Sulphur Baths (3226DC)
  • Debe Nek (3227CC)
  • Fort Murray Bridge (3227CD)
  • Bridal Drift (3227DC)
  • Umdanzini (3227DD)
  • Kranspoort, W. Patterson (3325BC)
  • Slagboom Dam (3325BC)
  • Below old Fort (3325DC)
  • Walmer (3325DC)
  • Baakens Valley (3325DC)
  • Fish River Valley (3326AA)
  • Carlisle Bridge (3326AA)
  • Cloudlands (3326AB)
  • Howiesonspoort (3326AD)
  • The Fort (3326BA)
  • Between Carlisle Bridge and Fort Brown (3326BA)
  • E. Fort Brown (3326BA)
  • Ballinafad (3326BB)
  • Horseshoe (3326BB)
  • Committees (3326BB)
  • S. Committees (3326BB)
  • Giffords Bush (3326BB)
  • 30 km E. Peddie (3326BB)
  • Grahamstown (3326BC)
  • 24 km S. Grahamstown (3326BB)
  • Blaukrantz (3326BC)
  • Fernkloof (3326BC)
  • Mt. Drive (3326BC)
  • Kariega (3326DA)
  • Bussock Farm (3326DA)
  • Peddie (3327AA)
  • Paradisekloof, Wooldridge (3327AA)
  • Gqorn (3327AA)
  • W. Wooldridge, Peddie (3327AB)
  • Kapp-Fish Rivers confluence (3327AC)
  • Kaffirdrift (3327AC)
  • E. Fish River (3327AC)
  • Wesley to Falloden (3327AC)
  • Chalumna (3327BA)
  • Kleinmonde (3327CA)
  • Baakens River, Newton Park (3325CD)
  • Beverly Grove (3325DC)
  • Lushington-Kowie Rivers confluence (3326DB)
  • Consistans Farm, near Port Alfred (3326CB)
  • Farm Echo on Fish River
  • Fort Frederick (3325DC)
  • Glenmore (3325BA)
  • Gonubie River Mouth, near East London (3228CC)
  • Kowie River Reserve (3326DB)
  • Kragga Kamma (3325CD)
  • Loninston farm, Port Alfred (3326DB)
  • Palmietrivier (3326AD)
  • Penny´s Hoek
  • Kirkwood (3325AD)
  • Ennon (3325BC)
  • farm The Glen, Kleinemondrivier (3326BD)
  • The Tower, S. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • Trappes Valley (3326BD)
  • Tyefu, SES. Committes Drift (3326BB)

3 comments:

Nate said...

I love those huge cliffhanging clumps. Great photos!

Anonymous said...

I have had many cultivars of this species in the past, including the planifolia variety. I have found success depends on the plant getting enough light. It is a very quick growing Haworthia and will soon loose its shape in low light. I have receintly gotten a clone very similar to a specimen I had from Baaken's valley. I was rather surprised to find it was self-fertile. My experience with Haworthias is they will not produce seed unless crossed with another plant.

aberrancy said...

It's so cool to see photos of my little houseplant in the wild!