Haworthia nortieri

Haworthia nortieri, Suttridge farm
Haworthia nortieri G.G.Smith

nortieri: for Dr Nortier.

H. nortieri is species with soft, sub-erect, ovate-lanceolate to obovate leaves, pale to purplish green with translucent spots on the leaves and small spines on margins and keel. Usually remains solitary, but in some localities makes offsetts. Very characteristic is flower, which is greyish-white and usually yellowish in tube. It is generaly slender-leaved and less robust snadstone ecotype form. From H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis it can be distinguish by opaque leaf surfaces with abrupt, ovoid, pellucid spots.

Distribution map

H. nortieri occurs in the area from Groenland in Richtersveld to south to Kromriver in Cederberg, in the north-east it was collected in Knersvlakte, the southern most collection is from Opdieberg, north of Ceres. At both extremes plants resembles H. globosiflora vegetatively, but the flowers are not globose. Habitat ranges from the moist south slopes of the Cedeberg to dry wastes of Namaqualand and so-called Moordenaarskaroo. In recent time were described as own species H. agnis from Knersvlakte, N ort of Vanrhynsdorp and H. giftbergensis from Giftberg.

Bruce Bayer, in his latest article, add populations from Hex River to nortieri as well.

H. nortieri grows without major problem in cultivation, just be carefully of right watering. Propagation should be done by seeds.

Haworthia nortieri, Driehoek, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nortieri, Driehoek, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nortieri, Driehoek, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nortieri, Driehoek, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. nortieri, Driehoek, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia nortieri, Wolfberg, NEW PHOTO


Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', KIeinplaas, Gifberg
Locality of H. nortieri 'gifbergensis', KIeinplaas, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', KIeinplaas, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', KIeinplaas, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', KIeinplaas, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Vondeling, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Vondeling, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Vondeling, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Vondeling, Gifberg
Locality of H. nortieri 'gifbergensis', Vondeling, Gifberg
Haworthia nortieri, Steenkamskop
Haworthia nortieri, Steenkamskop
Haworthia nortieri, Steenkamskop
Haworthia nortieri, Steenkamskop
Locality of H. nortieri, Steenkamskop
Haworthia nortieri, Pakhuis Pass
Haworthia nortieri, Pakhuis Pass
Haworthia nortieri, Pakhuis Pass
Haworthia nortieri, Pakhuis Pass
Locality of H. nortieri, Pakhuis Pass
Haworthia nortieri aff., Heks Rivier
Haworthia nortieri aff., Heks Rivier
Haworthia nortieri aff., Heks Rivier
Haworthia nortieri aff., Heks Rivier
Locality of H. nortieri aff., Heks Rivier
Haworthia nortieri, Doringrivier
Haworthia nortieri, Doringrivier
Haworthia nortieri, Doringrivier
Haworthia nortieri, Doringrivier
Locality of H. nortieri, Doringrivier
Haworthia nortieri, S of Klawer
Haworthia nortieri, S of Klawer
Haworthia nortieri, S of Klawer
Haworthia nortieri, S of Klawer
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Giftberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Giftberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Giftberg
Haworthia nortieri 'gifbergensis', Giftberg
Locality of H. nortieri 'gifbergensis', Giftberg
Haworthia nortieri, Suttridge farm
Haworthia nortieri, Suttridge farm
Haworthia nortieri, Suttridge farm
Locality of H. nortieri, Suttridge farm
Haworthia nortieri, Vanrhynspas
Haworthia nortieri, Vanrhynspas
Haworthia nortieri, Vanrhynspas
Haworthia nortieri, Vanrhynspas
Locality of H. nortieri, Vanrhynspas
Haworthia nortieri aff., Kunje
Haworthia nortieri aff., Kunje
Haworthia nortieri aff., Kunje
Locality of H. nortieri aff., Kunje
Haworthia nortieri, Arizona 
Photo by Bruce Bayer
Haworthia nortieri, Arizona 
Photo by Bruce Bayer

Haworthia nortieri, Dwarsrivier
Photos by Bruce Bayer



Haworthia nortieri, Bakamerfontein, Krommerivier
Photos by Bruce Bayer



Haworthia nortieri, Bakamerfontein, S. Clanwilliam
Photos by Bruce Bayer


Synonym:
H. nortieri var. montana

Known localities:
  • Groenriver (3017DD)
  • Komkans (3118AA)
  • Klipdrift (3118BB)
  • Giftberg (3118DA)
  • Steenkampskop (3118DB)
  • Kobe Pass (3118DB)
  • Die Kom (3118DC)
  • Doornriver (3118DC)
  • W. Doornriver (3118DC)
  • SE. Klawer (3118DC)
  • E. Doornriver (3118DD)
  • Uitkomst (3119AC)
  • Vanrhyns Pass (3119AC)
  • S. Clanwilliam (3218BD)
  • Pakhuis Pass (3219AA)
  • Waboonsriver (3219AC)
  • Diamond Drift (3219AC)
  • N. Dwarsrivier (3219AC)
  • E. Dwarsrivier (3219AD)
  • Heksberge (3219CA)
  • E. Elandskloof (3219CA)
  • Sandfontein (3219CB)
  • Cedarberg (3219CB)
  • Nuwerus (3219CB)
  • NW. Ceres (3319CB)
  • Klawer (3118DC)
  • Suttridge farm (3118DB)
  • Opdieberg
  • Dwarsrivier (3219AC)
  • Arizona
  • Clanwilliam
  • Kunje (3219CA)
  • Bakamerfontein, Krommerivier
  • Kleinplaas (3118DD)
  • Vondeling (3118DD) 
  • Driehoek (3219AC)
  • Wolfberg (3219AD)

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