Haworthia Duval

Kativu, S. (2001) Asphodelaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(3)

Kativu, S. (2008) Alliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(1)

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs with erect or creeping stems from a thick woody rootstock, often suckering to form small to large groups of plants; roots fleshy. Leaves in basal rosettes, or spirally arranged, succulent, softly fleshy or stiff, linear to deltoid-acuminate; surface smooth, ridged or tuberculate; margins smooth, ciliate, or toothed. Inflorescence pedunculate with flowers in lax racemes or panicles; peduncle erect, simple, with a few sterile bracts; bracts membranous, small, lanceolate to ovate; pedicels short, ascending. Perianth segments 6 subequal, fused in the lower part to form an oblong-cylindric, sometimes slightly curved tube; perianth limb 2-lipped, tips of upper 3 segments usually spreading, tips of lower 3 segments recurved. Fruit capsule ovoid to oblong, 3-locular. Seeds with angles winged.

Worldwide: 60 species in the Cape.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
limifolia MarlothM

Other sources of information about Haworthia:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Haworthia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Haworthia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Haworthia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Haworthia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Haworthia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Haworthia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Haworthia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2398, retrieved 12 December 2017

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