Haworthia herbacea var. lupula

Haworthia herbacea var. lupula, Wolfkloof

Haworthia herbacea var. lupula M.B.Bayer

lupula: small wolf as reference to origin.
 
For H. herbacea var. lupula is characteristic large pinkish flower. Leaves are shorter and more broad, with fine flecks and more scabrid. Rosettes is 3-4cm in diameter, slowly proliferours. It occurs on sandstone, which isn´t typical for herbacea

Distribution map
This interesting small plant is growing only around Villiersdorp, which is SW extreme of herbacea distribution area. It was first reported by Elsie Esterhuysen. When I finally found this plant, first impression was it must be close to maculata more than to herbacea. It grows amongst the lichen in rock crevices and sometimes very well hidden.

H. herbacea var. lupula is quite nice smaller species, not very often seen in cultivation. Growing condition are same as for herbacea or maculata. Propagation can be done by offsetts or seedlings.

Known localities:
  • Wolfkloof, Villiersdorp (3319CD)
  • Boscheveldt Mt., Villiersdorp (3319CD)


Haworthia herbacea var. lupula, Wolfkloof
Haworthia herbacea var. lupula, Wolfkloof
Haworthia herbacea var. lupula, Wolfkloof
Locality of H. herbacea var. lupula, Wolfkloof