Haworthia blackburniae

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Haworthia blackburniae

Post by Rogan » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:31 pm

I encountered this flowering specimen of Haworthia blackburniae on a hike in the Little Karoo recently. I was so taken by this amazing little plant that I didn't spot the exposed roots until I viewed the images some time later - apparently there's more of the plant underground than there is above!
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Swellendam, Western Cape, South Africa
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Post by Rogan » Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:48 pm

Not too far from the H. blackburniae site is a rocky hillside sheltering dozens of beautiful H. truncata specimens with interesting oval leaf tips. There the plants grow in heavy clay and sheltered by the surrounding rocks - an amazing place indeed.
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Re: Haworthia blackburniae

Post by Acid John » Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:16 am

I do like looking at photos of wild plants 👍
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Post by MatDz » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:34 am

This truncata is amazing, almost like an intermediary form between it and (truncata var.) maughanii, which, if I remember correctly, exists in the wild.

Edit: after Wikipedia, 'Form "crassa" (lit. "fat") is an intermediate form between the variety maughanii and the type variety truncata. It has the rounded leaf tips of var. maughanii, but unlike that variety they are arranged in distichous rows.'

I would love to find seeds of it available somewhere.
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Re: Haworthia blackburniae

Post by Mike P » Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:09 am

My blackburniae never flowers but it is in a small pot - makes me wonder if a larger pot is in order.
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