Haworthia wittebergensis

Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West


Haworthia wittebergensis W.F.Barker

wittebergensis: from the Witteberg mountains

H. wittebergensis
has long grey-green leaves, with a dry paper texture. In localities, this species is growing in rock crevices, very well hidden.
It is restricted to the mountains S. Laingsburg, it is growing in some localities with H. lockwoodii or H. arachnoidea 'isomorpha' (in Rooinek Pass) and close to H. marxii and H. sp. nova, which was recently discovered by Florent Grenier high in the mountains.



Distribution map

I have observed this interesting species at several localities in Witteberg Mountains to the West from Rooinek Pass. Some of them were in vertical rock crevices, others were growing on slopes between stones and other vegetation. At Rooink Pass it co-occur with H. arachnoidea 'isomorpha' and with interesting form of Gasteria disticha var. robusta - interesting small form.

It is sensitive to direct sunlight and overwatering. Because of the opposite rainfall season it needs water in our winter season. It is not easiest plant to grow.
In nature forms H. wittebergensis clumps, but in cultivation it is offsetting much slower.



Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, Middle, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, Middle, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, Middle, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Suurkloof se Berg, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Suurkloof se Berg, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Suurkloof se Berg, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. wittebergensis, Suurkloof se Berg, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Rooinek Pass, N-entrance
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Locality of H. wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, East
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West
Haworthia wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West
Locality of H. wittebergensis, Drielingskloof, West
Known localities:
  • Witteberg (3320BC)
  • S. Whitehill (3320BC)
  • SW. Laingsburg (3320BC)
  • Rooinek Pass (3320BC)
  • Keurfontein (3320BD)
  • Drielingskloof (3320BC)
  • Suurkloof (3320BD)
  • S. Laingsburg (3320BD)
  • Wittebergrivier (3320BD)

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