Haworthia picta

Haworthia picta, S. Oudtshoorn

Haworthia picta V.Poelln.

H. picta
belongs to one of most attractive species. It is one of the Haworthia gem, the embellishment of collection.
H. picta occurs from E. Oudtshoorn to S. Vanwykskraal in a variety of different geological formations. The plants have very short recurved leaves with convex end areas, usually flecked with pinkish markings.


Distribution map

There is a huge discussion about using name emelyae or picta. I´m using Ingo Breuer´s name H. picta. Breuer described two variets of picta. Var. janvlokii, which comes from Kammanassie Dam area is a largest element and is may be a kind of connection to comptoniana, this species is discussed in separed article. Var. tricolor was described from Rooiberg area and the features were scabrid leave surface and geographic distribution. But since then several new population have been monitored, in between of Rooiberg and Oudtshoorn at farm Keurkloof and as well South of Vanwykskraal. That´s why I do not accept this "variety" and keep it under picta.

H. picta is generally non-proliferous and is easy propagated by seeds

Synonyms: 
H. blackburniae 
(V.Poelln.), H. correcta, H. emelyae, H. picta var. tricolor 


Haworthia picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. picta, Klipdrift, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. picta, Beweras, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, S. Oudtshoorn
Haworthia picta, S. Oudtshoorn
Haworthia picta, Saffraanrivier
Haworthia picta, Saffraanrivier
Haworthia picta, Saffraanrivier
Haworthia picta, Witkliprug
Haworthia picta, Witkliprug
Haworthia picta, Witkliprug
Locality of H. picta, Witkliprug
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Rooiberg Pass
Locality of H. picta, Rooiberg Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia picta, Aasvoelsvalley
Haworthia picta, Aasvoelsvalley
Locality of H. picta, Aasvoelsvalley
Haworthia picta, Doringrivier
Haworthia picta, Doringrivier
Haworthia picta, Doringrivier
Locality of H. picta, Doringrivier
Haworthia picta, Arrievlakte
Haworthia picta, Arrievlakte
Haworthia picta, Arrievlakte
Locality of H. picta, Arrievlakte
Haworthia picta, Klein Dooringrivier
Haworthia picta, Klein Dooringrivier
Haworthia picta, Klein Dooringrivier
Locality of H. picta, Klein Dooringrivier
Haworthia picta, Zebra
Haworthia picta, Zebra
Haworthia picta, Zebra
Locality of H. picta, Zebra


Haworthia picta, Mount Hope
Photo by Ingo Breuer



Haworthia picta,
Mount Hope
Photo by Ingo Breuer



Known localities:
  • 20 km W. Ladismith (3321AC)
  • S. Vanwyksdorp (3321AC)
  • Springfontein (3321CC)
  • Mt. Hope (3322CA)
  • Moeras River (3322CC)
  • N. Robinson Pass (3322CC)
  • Zebra (3322CD)
  • Erfpacht (3322DD)
  • N. Herold
  • SE. Oudtshoorn
  • SW. Calitzdorp
  • Die Meule, 30 km. S. Oudtshoorn (3322CA)
  • Doringrivier farm, S. Oudtshoorn (3322CA)
  • Klein Dooringrivier farm (3322CA)
  • Klipdrift (3322BD)
  • near Molen River, S. Oudtshoorn (3322CD)
  • SE. Zebra, 23 km NW. George (3322CD)
  • W. Zebra (3322CD)
  • Witkliprug, 20 km S. Oudtshoorn (3322CA)
  • Beweras (3322CA)
  • N. Saffraansrivier (3322CC)
  • E. Saffraansrivier (3322CC)

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