Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula

Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula, W. Kaffirdrift to Kapp River

Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula G.G.Smith

brevicula
: very small.


H. reinwardtii var. brevicula occurs west of the Fish River in the higher-lying areas east of Grahamstown. It is much smaller and more compact than the typical variety. The habitat is dominated by grassy fynbos.

Distribution map

Bayer in his book Haworthia Revisited mentioned, that var. brevicula does not well in cultivation - I am growing a couple plants from different localities and I see no difference in requirement when compare to H. reinwardtii and it is growing without any major problems. H. reinwardtii var. brevicula is an offsetting species and needs may be a little bit more shade then H. reinwardtii.



Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula, W. Kaffirdrift to Kapp River



Haworthia reinwardtii var. brevicula, W. Kaffirdrift to Kapp River

Synonym:
H. reinwardtii var. diminuta


Known localities:
  • Springtower (3326BD)
  • Frazers Camp (3326BD)
  • 3 km W. Frazers Camp (3326BD)
  • Forestdale (3326BD)
  • Top Hunt´s Drift (3326BD)
  • 1 km W. Kaffirdrift (3327AC)
  • 20 km E. Kaffirdrift (3326BD)
  • 4 km W. Kaffirdrift to Kapp River (3326AD)
  • Kapp River (3326BD)

1 comment:

menschenjaeger said...

I think when Bayer says that many H. reinwardtii forms/varieties haven't done well in cultivation, he means they haven't SURVIVED well in cultivation. Meaning there were few growing these forms at the time of writing - not that they are temperamental/difficult plants. Now, Haworthias are more popular and many of the plants are back, along with new forms.