Haworthia heidelbergensis var. scabra

H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Bruintjiesrivier

Haworthia heidelbergensis var. scabra M.B.Bayer

scabra: rough.

H. heidelbergensis var. scabra is smaller form of heidelbergensis, up to 3 cm. The colour is usually very dark green. Leaves are suberect, slightly scabrid. Plants in nature are much more difficult to be found, they grow well hidden amongst moss and lichen.


Distribution map

Its distribution area is quite large and it is much more common than the var. heidelbergensis. It grows from Drew area in the North up to the Potberg area in the South. In Drew area, it co-occurs (and integrates) with maraisii, it is not easy to distinguish sometimes what is what. H. heidelbergensis var. scabra should have more light green erect leaves with more translucent end areas and very often it forms larger clusters. At Bonnievale area it integrate with meiringii, see some photos in meiringii article. At Potberg area at Lower Breede River is growing strange form of maraisii-heidelbergensis var. scabra-floribunda. It was described by Hayashi as henda. (See some photos of it at maraisii article). 

H. heidelbergensis var. scabra is more easy to grow and soon it forms offsetts.

H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Bruintjiesrivier
Known localities:
  • Drew (3320CC)
  • E. Drew (3320CC)
  • W. Bonnievale (3320CC)
  • Kliphoogte (3420AA)
  • Leeurivier (3420AB)
  • Brakfontein (3420AC)
  • Beyersdal (3420AD)
  • W. Kathoek (3420AD)
  • E. Kathoek (3420AD)
  • Haarwegskloof (3420AD)
  • N. Infanta (3420BC)
  • N. Potberg (3420BC)
  • Boesmanspad (3320CC)
  • Voorhuis, W. Swellendam (3420AB)
  • Tonteldooskop (3320CC)
  • SE. Brakfontein (3420BC)
  • SW. Byeneskop (3420BC)
  • N. Sanddrift (3320CC)
  • W. Juliesfontein (3420AD)
  • Witkop, N. Brakfontein (3420AD)
  • Nooitgedacht (3320CC)
  • Loerkop, E. Ashton (3320CC)
  • N. Ashton (3320CC)
  • NE. Mardouw (3320CC)
  • Langverwacht (3320CD)
  • Middelrivier, Drew (3320CC)
 
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, N of Ashton, NEW PHOTO
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, N of Ashton, NEW PHOTO
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, N of Ashton, NEW PHOTO
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, N of Ashton, NEW PHOTO
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, N of Ashton, NEW PHOTO

H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Boesmanspad
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Boesmanspad
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Boesmanspad
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Boesmanspad
Locality of H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Boesmanspad
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Skilpadhoogte
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Skilpadhoogte
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Skilpadhoogte
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Skilpadhoogte
Locality of H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Skilpadhoogte
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Voorhuis
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Voorhuis
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Voorhuis
Locality of H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Voorhuis
H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Sandrift
H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Sandrift
Locality of H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Sandrift
H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Tafelberg, Sandrift
H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Tafelberg, Sandrift
Locality of H. maraisii / heidelbergensis var. scabra, Tafelberg, Sandrift
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Langerwacht
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Langerwacht
H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Bruintjiesrivier
Locality of H. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Bruintjiesrivier
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Nooitgedacht
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Nooitgedacht
H. aff. heidelbergensis var. scabra, Nooitgedacht


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