Haworthia erii

Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
 
Haworthia erii M.Hayashi

H. erii is smaller plant from cooperi group. It has rosette 3 to 5 cm in diameter with numerous semitranslucent leavse, covered with white soft hairs. It remains usually solitairy and prefers shady growing situations. This plant was discovered by Vincent de Vries on one of his numerous expeditions. It took me three attempts to find it. Fianlly in 2018 I was successful. Many thanks to Peter and Clayton Mare for letting us exploring their beautiful farm.

Distribution map

H. erii was described from only one (sofar) known locality on farm Doornkloof, very high up in Kammanssie Mts. This area is known for H. arachnoidea var. setata, which is very common on lower, flat areas. H. erii can be confused with var. setata, especially in dry season, but when it is in full grow, it shows its "cooperi" features. In cultivation it grows in bigger size and resembles cooperi 'crystallina/rooibergensis' complex.

H. erii used to be propagated few years ago by Succulent Tissue Culture Nurrsery in Holland, so only 1 clone was available. It doesn´t have any special requirments, similar to other cooperi plants.  propagation should by done by seed or rarelly by offsets.

Known locality:
  • Doornkloof (3322DB)
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, Doornkloof
Haworthia erii, in cultivation