Haworthia nigra


Haworthia nigra, Buffelsfontein

Haworthia nigra (Haw.) Baker

nigra
: black


The color may vary from very dark green and almost black, to light grey. In nature are leaves usually covered with soil. The leaves may be recurved and elongated away from the stem, or short and compressed upon one another. The plants may have very long elongated stems or be reduced to almost stemless. Plants can be multifarious, but usually they are in 3-tiered arrangement. It is a slowly proliferous or stoloniferous species. H. nigra was first described as an Astroloba (Apicra).


The distribution area is from near East London in the South East to north Loeriesfontein in the North West.


Distribution map

When successfully grown, it can be a very nice species. H. nigra belongs to one of my favorite plants. It is not a difficult plant and can be easily propagated from stolons or offsets.

Haworthia nigra, N of Rietfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nigra, N of Rietfontein, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. nigra, N of Rietfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nigra, Committees Drift
Haworthia nigra, Committees Drift
Haworthia nigra, Committees Drift
Locality of H. nigra, Committees Drift
Haworthia nigra, Paddafontein
Haworthia nigra, Paddafontein
Haworthia nigra, Paddafontein
Locality of H. nigra, Paddafontein
Haworthia nigra, Buffelsfontein
Haworthia nigra, Buffelsfontein
Locality of H. nigra, Buffelsfontein
Haworthia nigra, Boschhoek
Haworthia nigra, Boschhoek
Haworthia nigra, Boschhoek
Locality of H. nigra, Boschhoek
Haworthia nigra, Sandpoort
Haworthia nigra, Sandpoort
Haworthia nigra, Sandpoort
Locality of Haworthia nigra, Sandpoort
Haworthia nigra, E. Solitree
Haworthia nigra, E. Solitree
Haworthia nigra, E. Solitree
Locality of H. nigra, E. Solitree
Haworthia nigra, Goliatskraalkop
Haworthia nigra, Goliatskraalkop
Haworthia nigra, Goliatskraalkop
Locality of H. nigra, Goliatskraalkop
Synonyms :

Apicra nigra, H. schmidtiana, H. nigra var. schmidtiana, H. schmidtiana var. angustata, H. nigra var. angustata, H. schmidtiana var. suberecta, H. nigra var. elongata, H. schmidtiana var. elongata, H. nigra var. suberecta, H. schmidtiana var. pusilla, H. nigra var. pusilla, H. ryneveldii

Known localities:

  • Krugerskraal (3124CD)
  • Thebus (3125BC)
  • NW. Cradock (3125CD)
  • Goedemoed (3126CA)
  • Tarkastad (3126CD)
  • SW. Queenstown (3126DC)
  • Bowkers Kop (3126DD)
  • Finchams Nek (3126DD)
  • Cofimvaba (3127CD)
  • 25 km S. Aberdeen (3223DB)
  • St. Olives (3224AB)
  • Riverdale (3224BA)
  • Goliadskraal (3224BA)
  • Tandjiesberg (3224BC)
  • Marais Siding (3224CB)
  • Stoepie Stn. (3224CD)
  • 26 km SW. Pearston (3224DB)
  • Lake Mentz (3225AA)
  • Rooiplant (3225AB)
  • Swagershoeg (3225AD)
  • Halesowen (3225BB)
  • Mortimer (3225BC)
  • Waterdawn Dam (3225BD)
  • E. Cookhouse (3225DB)
  • 3 km E. Cookhouse (3225DB)
  • Eastpoort (3225DB)
  • Slagtersnek (3225DB)
  • Bedford (3226AC)
  • Adelaide (3226CB)
  • Middeldrift (3226DD)
  • N. Waku (3227AA)
  • Waku (3227AA)
  • NW. Cathcart (3227AA)
  • Tylden (3227AA)
  • Goshen (3227AC)
  • Tsomo (3227BB)
  • Sleutelfontein (3322AB)
  • Campherspoort (3324AA)
  • E. Twowaters (3324BC)
  • Kleinpoort (3324BD)
  • Hetherton Tower (3326)
  • The Fort (3326BA)
  • Fort Brown (3326BA)
  • N. Trumpeters Drift (3326BA)
  • Committees (3326BB)
  • E. Hunts Drift (3327AC)
  • E. Steytlerville
  • 20 km SW. Cradock (3225BC)
  • N. Rietfontein (3324AD)
  • E. Jansenville (3224DC)
  • E. Whitlesea (3226BB)
  • Andriesberg
  • Boschoek (3325BB)
  • Compassberg (3124DD)
  • Deeside (3226BA)
  • Dordrecht (3127AC)
  • Fish River (3327AC)
  • Glenmore (3326BB)
  • Grassridge Dam (3125CD)
  • Hackney Dam
  • Hopewell
  • N. Wagu (3227AA)
  • N. Queenstown (3126DD)
  • near Vaalkrans (3225DC)
  • Niew Bethesda (3124DC)
  • Oxkraal Dam (3226BB)
  • Paddafontein (3325AB)
  • Renosterfontein (3325BA)
  • Goliatskraalkop (3224BA)
  • near Solitree (3323BA)
  • Stoney Croft (3127CA)
  • Helpmekaar (3225BC)
  • Buffelshoek (3326AA)
  • Sandpoort (3324BD)
  • W. Krantzdrift Farm (3326AB)

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