Haworthia turgida

Haworthia turgida, Weegskraal

Haworthia turgida Haw.

turgida: swollen.

H. turgida is stemless, proliferous species. Rosettes are around 5 cm and with numerous leaves, usually grows in larger clusters. Colour is yellowish green, in sun it turns reddish. It grows on steep rocky slopes, always above running water - same like cymbiformis does. Forms, which occurs on shale are more robust than the sandstone ones.

Distribution map

H. turgida with its varieties is generally common in area from Bredasdorp in the West up to Herbetsdale in the East. Var. turgida grows from Swellendam, Heidelberg to Riversdale and Albertinia. Leaves are shorter and more recurved than at longibracteata. Around Heidelberg are growing some intermediate forms with heidelbergensis. Form from Tradouw Pass was described as 'caespitosa'.

Haworthia turgida, Rooivlei
H. turgida in cultivation grows without any troubles, but need more sunshine to stay compact. Propagation is easy by offsets.

Haworthia turgida, Weegskraal
Haworthia turgida, Weegskraal
Haworthia turgida, Weegskraal
Haworthia turgida, Blackdown
Haworthia turgida, Blackdown
Haworthia turgida, Blackdown
Haworthia turgida, Blackdown
Haworthia turgida, Blackdown
Locality of H. turgida, Blackdown
Haworthia turgida, Rooivlei
Haworthia turgida, Rooivlei
Haworthia turgida, Rooivlei
Locality of H. turgida, Rooivlei
Synonym:
H. laetivirens, H. caespitosa forma subplana, H. caespitosa forma subproliferans

Known localities:
  • 16 km N. Riversdale (3321CC)
  • NE. Riversdale (3321CC)
  • Buffeljachts (3420BA)
  • Heidelberg (3421BB)
  • N. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • Blackdown (3420BB)
  • NE. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • Bosheuwel (3420BB)
  • Brakkloof (3420AC)
  • Bridge on Kafferkuils river (3421AB)
  • Diepkloof (3420BB)
  • Duivenhoeks River (3420BB)
  • E. Rose Innes Drive (3421AB)
  • Glen Eteve (3420BB)
  • Herbetsdale (3421BB)
  • Klipfontein, Goukou river (3420BB)
  • Kok´s Peak (3421BA)
  • Kruisrivier (3421AB)
  • N2 bridge at Breede River (3420AB)
  • Napky (3420AB)
  • Napkysmond (3420AB)
  • Rooivlei (3420AC)
  • Weegskraal (3420AB)
  • Witheuwel (3420BB)  

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