Haworthia maxima

H. maxima, Vinkrivier

Haworthia maxima (Haw.) Duval

maxima
: for its size.

H. maxima
is the largest of the Haworthia genus, can grow up to 30 cm tall. It is usually dark-brownish green to olive green with large off-white, rough tubercles. H. maxima can be slowly proliferous.



Distribution map

It´s distribution are is from Worcester - Robertson Karoo in the south west up to Laingsburg in north east. One of the nicest form comes from Mowers with very atractive white tubercles, another interesting form grows at Lemoenpoort - plants here are purple with much less tubercles.
It is quite common at Worcester - Robertson area and further East and North it becomes more difficult to find. The most Eastern form is reported from S. Swellendam and the most northern locality is near Matjiesfontein, North of N1.

There are many synonymums in the collections - for example H. margaritifera, H. papillosa. It was a big discussion about validity of the name H.pumila, but now H. pumila is synonym to H. maxima, because H. maxima is the oldest valid description and therefore gets precedens.


H. maxima
is an easy species, it grows without any major problems. If it get´s enough sun, than the white tubercles became more atractive. Propagation needs to be done by seed.


H. maxima, Patryskloof, NW., NEW PHOTO
H. maxima, Patryskloof, NW., NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. maxima, Patryskloof, NW., NEW PHOTO

H. maxima, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
H. maxima, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
H. maxima, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
Locality of H. maxima, Jubileeskraal
H. maxima, t-off to Stormsvlei
H. maxima, t-off to Stormsvlei
H. maxima, t-off to Stormsvlei
Locality of H. maxima, t-off to Stormsvlei

H. maxima, Bonnievale t-off
H. maxima, Bonnievale t-off
H. maxima, Bonnievale t-off
Locality of H. maxima, Bonnievale t-off
H. maxima, Konningsrivier t-off
H. maxima, Konningsrivier t-off

H. maxima, Konningsrivier t-off
Locality of H. maxima, Konningsrivier t-off
H. maxima, NE of Konningsrivier
H. maxima, NE of Konningsrivier
H. maxima, NE of Konningsrivier
Locality of H. maxima, NE of Konningsrivier
H. maxima 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
H. maxima 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
H. maxima 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
Locality of H. maxima 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
H. maxima, 10 km NW of Robertson

H. maxima, 10 km NW of Robertson
H. maxima, 10 km NW of Robertson
Locality of H. maxima, 10 km NW of Robertson
H. maxima, Klipkop
H. maxima, Klipkop
H. maxima, Klipkop
Locality of H. maxima, Klipkop
H. maxima, Sandrift
H. maxima, Sandrift
H. maxima, Sandrift
Locality of H. maxima, Sandrift
H. maxima, NE of Ouberg Pass
H. maxima, NE of Ouberg Pass
H. maxima, NE of Ouberg Pass
H. maxima, NE of Ouberg Pass
H. maxima X Astroloba corrugata, NE of Ouberg Pass
H. maxima X Astroloba corrugata, NE of Ouberg Pass
Locality of H. maxima, NE of Ouberg Pass

H. maxima, Patryskloof
H. maxima, Patryskloof
H. maxima, Nonna
H. maxima, Nonna
Locality of H. maxima, Nonna
H. maxima, Brandvlei Dam
H. maxima, Brandvlei Dam
H. maxima, Agterkliphoogte
H. maxima, Agterkliphoogte
H. maxima, Sandberg, SW. Robertson
H. maxima, Sandberg, SW. Robertson
H. maxima/marginata, N. Ashton
H. maxima/marginata, N. Ashton
H. maxima 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
H. maxima 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
Locality of H. maxima 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
H. maxima, Mowers
H. maxima, Mowers
Locality of H. maxima, Mowers
H. maxima, McGregor
H. maxima, McGregor
H. maxima, Vinkrivier
H. maxima, Vinkrivier
Locality of H. maxima, Vinkrivier
H. maxima, NW. Robertson
H. maxima, NW. Robertson
Locality of H. maxima, NW. Robertson
H. maxima, Buitenhof
H. maxima, Buitenhof
H. maxima, W. Bonnievale
H. maxima, Sandrift
H. maxima, Sandrift
H. maxima, Avontuur
H. maxima, Avontuur
Locality of H. maxima, Avontuur
H. maxima, W. McGregor
H. maxima, W. McGregor
Locality of H. maxima, W. McGregor
H. maxima, Bonnievale
H. maxima, Bonnievale
Locality of H. maxima, Bonnievale
H. maxima, Brandwacht
H. maxima, Brandwacht
Locality of H. maxima, Brandwacht
H. maxima, Boelhoer, Matjiesfontein
H. maxima, Boelhoer, Matjiesfontein
Locality of H. maxima, Boelhoer, Matjiesfontein
Synonym:
H. pumila, Aloe pumila var. margaritifera, Aloe pumila, Aloe margaritifera var. maxima, Aloe semimargaritifera var. maxima, H. margaritifera var. semimargaritifera, Aloe margaritifera, H. margaritifera, H. semiglabrata, H. papillosa, Aloe papillosa

Known localities:
  • Osplaas, DeDoorns (3319BC)
  • Worcester (3319CB)
  • Karoo Garden (3319CB)
  • Doornrivier (3319CD)
  • Lemoenpoort (3319CD)
  • Mowers (3319DA)
  • W. Rooiberg (3319DC)
  • Vrolijkheid (3319DD)
  • Robertson (3319DD)
  • W. Matjiesfontein (3320AB)
  • Jagersfontein (3320AB)
  • Matjiesfontein (3320BA)
  • Anysberg (3320BC)
  • Baden (3320CA)
  • near Montagu (3320CB)
  • Robertson (3320CC)
  • W. Barrydale (3320DC)
  • Stormsvlei (3420AA)
  • Dublin
  • SW. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Bonnievale (3320CC)
  • Rooiberg (3319DC)
  • W. Swellendam (3420AB)
  • SW. Robertson (3319DD)
  • S. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Sandberg (3319DD)
  • 2 km E. Eilandia t-off (3319DC)
  • Ribbokkop (3319DC)
  • Vinkrivier (3319DD)
  • between Villiersdorp and Lemoenpoort (3319CD)
  • N. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Robertson turn off to Bonnievale (3319CD)
  • N. Bonnievale township (3320CC)
  • turn off to Stormsvlei (3320CC)
  • McGregor (3319DD)
  • Takkap, SW. McGregor (3319DD)
  • Blauhoogte (3319DD)
  • Langevallei, Eilandia turn off (3319DC)
  • Koo Valley (3319CB)
  • Nonna (3319DA)
  • Leipzig (3319CB)
  • Vrede 
  • Keurfontein
  • Wolfkloof (3319DD)
  • Agterkliphoogte (3319DC)
  • Buitenhof (3319DD)
  • 10 km NW. Robertson (3319DC)
  • Bellevue (3319DA)
  • NE of Ouberg Pass (3320CB)
  • Konningsrivier turn off (3319DD)
  • NE. Koningsrivier (3319DD)
  • Sandrift (3320CC)
  • Ouhansberg (3319CD)
  • Klipkop (3320CC)
  • Jubileeskraal (3420AB)

1 comment:

Gustavo said...

No sabía nada de esta panta hasta que leí tu post. Muy bueno. Te cuento que en mi casa tengo muchas de estas plantas, y solo empecé con una hace como 5 años. Son muy lindas. La más vieja es la más grande, y es perfecta! Muy pesada, de como 20 cm de alto y 30-35 cm de ancho. Me encantan. Saludos.