Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea


Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Merweville
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea M.B.Bayer

cyanea: blue.

H. decipiens var. cyanea belongs to decipiens group. It is smaller with incurving leaves and has bluish-green colouration. It remains usually solitairy. There are several "new" names of this group, I keep all of them under this variety till I will be sure, what to do with them. Only exception is H. jansenvillensis from Jansenville area, which is very easy to distinguish. See it´s own article on this web.

Distribution map
The main distribution area is from Uniondale, where it is connected to H. cooperi (this population is called H. cooperi 'harryi' sensu Breuer and Hayashi - see separed article). In Willowmore area it co-occurs with normal decipiens, when this grows on flat areas or on low slopes, var.  cyanea grows on steep slopes in rocks much higher. Size, spination and colour is good sign how to distinguish them. The North border of occurence is Merweville area. There has been several "new species" described recently, for example amethysta, scottiana, ianthina, tooris, incrassa or virginea. I group them all under var. cyanea, till their "validity" will be prooved.

H. decipiens var. cyanea is not much widespread in cultivation, which is a pity, because it is a very attractive  species. Cultivation is same as with H. decipiens and propagation should be done by seed.

Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Merweville

Known localities:
  • W. Merweville (3221CB)
  • Trakas Kuilen (3222DC)
  • E. Klaastroom (3322BC)
  • S. Rietbron (3323AB)
  • Beervlei (3323AB)
  • Georgida (3323AD)
  • Zuurberg near Georgida (3323AD)
  • Nahoogte (3323BC)
  • N. Uniondale (3323CA)
  • Hanekam (3324BD)
  • Gwarriepoort (3323AD)
  • Perdepoort (3323AB)
  • Tierberg (3322AB)
  • Witberg (3323BC)
  • Keurfontein (3323CA)
  • Toorwater (3323AC)
  • Rietfontein (3323CA)
  • Hoekplaas (3322DB)
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Rietfontein, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Hoekplaas, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Hoekplaas, NEW PHOTO

Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Hoekplaas, NEW PHOTO

Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Hoekplaas, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Merweville
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Merweville
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Merweville
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Keurfontein
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Keurfontein
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Keurfontein
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Keurfontein
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Toorwater
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Toorwater
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Toorwater
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Gwarriepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Gwarriepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Gwarriepoort
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Gwarriepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, W. Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, W. Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, W. Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, W. Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, top of Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, top of Tierberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, top of Tierberg
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, top of Tierberg

Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Perdepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Perdepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Perdepoort
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Perdepoort
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Witberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Witberg
Haworthia decipiens var. cyanea, Witberg
Locality of H. decipiens var. cyanea, Witberg
Haworthia aff. decipiens var. cyanea, Gamka bridge
Haworthia aff. decipiens var. cyanea, Gamka bridge
Haworthia aff. decipiens var. cyanea, Gamka bridge

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