Haworthia magnifica

H. magnifica, Komserante, NE. Riversdale
Haworthia magnifica V.Poelln.

magnifica: magnificant.

H. magnifica is slowly proliferous species with rosette up to 8 cm in diameter. Leaves are dark green to purplish, sub-tuberculate, scabrid and end-area slightly translucent between the veins. It is a variable species and has affinities with H. heidelbergensis, H. maraisii, H. bayeri and H. retusa. H. magnifica is characteristic for its short green lined buds and flowers and "fish-tail" bud tips. It flowers in March-April. In localities they usually grow amongst short grass and stones or in rock crevices.

Distribution map

H. magnifica is growing in the area from E of Riversdale up to W of Heidelberg. Bayer included several varieties under H. magnifica - var. acuminata, var. atrofusca, var. dekanahii and var. splendens. Type locality is S of Riversdale at Werner Frehse Reserve, where plants occurs with retusa and marginata. Plants from Barrydale, which is possibly intermediate form between H. magnifica and H. maraisii, are attractive and different looking. Hayashi described H. mammilaris from Tradouw Pass area, plants here are extremaly variable. Similar form is found further to the South on farms Rietkuil and Van Rheenen´s Crest.

H. magnifica can be propagated by offsetts, leave cutting or seeds. In cultivation it grows without any problems and is quite common in Haworthia collections.

Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest

Synonym:
H. maraisii var. magnifica

Known localities:
  • Tradouw Pass (3420BA)
  • SW. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • Skeiding (3420BB)
  • S. Riversdale at beacon (3421AA)
  • Reserve (3421AB)
  • E. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Riversdale (3421AB)
  • SE. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • NE. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Barrydale
  • Kruisrivier (3421AB)
  • SW. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Droerivier (3421AA)
  • W. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • 6 km SSW. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • 10 km E. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Diepkloof (3420BB)
  • 5 km NEE. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • S. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Kweekkraal (3421AA)
  • Platkop (3421AB)
  • E. Platkop (3421AB)
  • E. Bredasdorp (3420CA)
  • Princess (3420BB)
  • Hoekraal (3420BA)
  • 10 km W. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • Winsdor (3421AB)
  • Van Rheenen´s Crest (3420BA)
  • N. Van Rheenen´s Crest (3420BA)
  • Rietkuil (3420BA)
  • Kuilenhof, W. Platkop (3421AD)
  • Zeekoegat (3421AB)
Haworthia magnifica, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. magnifica, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Winsdor
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Winsdor
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
Haworthia magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Van Rheenen´s Crest, North
H. magnifica, E. Platkop
H. magnifica, E. Platkop
H. magnifica, E. Platkop
H. magnifica, E. Platkop
Locality of H. magnifica, E. Platkop
H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica X retusa, W. Soetmelksrivier
Locality of H. magnifica, W. Soetmelksrivier
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve, S. Riversdale, TL.
Locality of H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve North, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve North, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve North, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica, Werner Frehse Reserve North, S. Riversdale, TL.
H. magnifica aff., Kweekkraal E.
H. magnifica aff., Kweekkraal E.
H. magnifica aff., Kweekkraal E.
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Kweekkraal E.
H. magnifica, Komserante, NE. Riversdale

H. magnifica, Komserante, NE. Riversdale

  
H. magnifica, Komserante, NE. Riversdale

  
H. magnifica, Komserante, NE. Riversdale
On this low hill is growing also H. minima, H. retusa and its forms "
'fouchei' and 'geraldii'.

H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
Locality of H. magnifica aff., Tradouw Pass
   

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