Haworthia pumila cultivars info

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Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by MatDz » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:17 pm

Hello!

I'm looking for some background information and potentially a list (I am aware it's extending daily) of the Haworthia pumila cultivars like 'Donuts', 'Emperor' or 'Tears of Angels'. Is there any book, article or similar I could look for?

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Haworthia pumila 'Donuts'
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Haworthia pumila 'Emperor'
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Haworthia pumila 'Tears of Angel'
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by Aiko » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:34 pm

I am sure at some time they were mentioned in Haworthiad, the magazine of the Haworthia Society.
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by MatDz » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:50 pm

Aiko wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:34 pm
I am sure at some time they were mentioned in Haworthiad, the magazine of the Haworthia Society.
Thanks! That was my first thought, and I tried to search a bit but with no luck. Hopefully someone will remember the issue and have it at hand!
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by ralphrmartin » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:07 pm

I believe it should be Tulista pumila 'Donut', not ;Donuts', which may help in tracking it down.
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by MatDz » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:14 pm

ralphrmartin wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:07 pm
I believe it should be Tulista pumila 'Donut', not ;Donuts', which may help in tracking it down.
Thank you for the correction, although I'm pretty sure the mighty G. would figure out that singular/plural part ;) They're very widely offered as Haworthia, so I guess the move to Tulista happened recently?
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by Stuart » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:19 pm

Tulista Pumila gets 7710 Google hits, Haworthia Pumila gets 80,600. Time to kick Tulista into the long grass.

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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by Stuart » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:27 pm

Most of these Haworthia Pumila forms originated in Bob Kent's collection in California. I thought it was careful hand pollination of selected plants but he told me it was all down to humming birds. He gave up growing Haworthias a few years ago.

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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by MatDz » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:19 pm

Stuart wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:27 pm
Most of these Haworthia Pumila forms originated in Bob Kent's collection in California. I thought it was careful hand pollination of selected plants but he told me it was all down to humming birds. He gave up growing Haworthias a few years ago.

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Why I'm not surprised by the hummingbird story :mrgreen: Nothing beats the pure chance! Thank you for the name, this should help!
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:48 pm

I bought this from Joyce Cocozza's collection disposal in May 2014. It claims to be 'Mr Frosty', CC1221 CCo218 22/2/92 donuts CC485 × warty CC186/24. Despite the pedigree, it isn't distinctive enough to merit a name, I don't think. The photo is from 2017.
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It's not growing very well now and had a reddish tinge recently that was quite attractive. I'll try to get a new pic. The only other I have is one called 'David Grigsby'.
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Re: Haworthia pumila cultivars info

Post by Phil_SK » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:54 pm

Most of the back numbers of Alsterworthia International are downloadable from https://alsterworthia.wordpress.com/journal/ and they're full of cultivar names if you can be bothered rummaging or scraping.
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