Haworthia sordida

Haworthia sordida, Pienaarspoort

Haworthia sordida Haw.
 
sordida: dirty looking.

Haworthia sordida is very dark green plant, rosette is stemless, 5-10 cm in diameter, remains usually solitary. When exposed, it turns almost black. The name does not do credit to this very handsome species. Also other species accumulate dust on the leaf surfaces to become dirty looking. H. sordida is probably the eastern equivalent of H. scabra. It is much more finely tubercled and the leaves are nearly always blunt. It occurs from Addo to Steytlerville. 
 
Distribution map

H. sordida is very slowly growing species. When young, leaves are very fine tubercled and turning outward. In adult size leaves are more erect and almost without tubercles.  There are several forms - in western part around Steytlerville is var. lavranii described, which is extremely rare in nature, it differs by its size. From area near Bluecliff Station comes form with very long leaves - previously var. agavoides. In discussion is its relationship to H. bruynsii.

H. sordida is now quite fashionable plant to grow. But it is not easy plant. Beside it so slowly, it needs much more shade, less water and good "light" substrate. It seems to grow better in perlite mixtures (or also pumice). Propagation must be done by seed.  

Synonym:
Aloe sordida, H. sordida var. agavoides, H. agavoides
Haworthia sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Locality of H. sordida, near Bluecliff, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Locality of H. sordida, N. Sapkamma, NEW PHOTO
 
Haworthia sordida, near Dunbrody
Haworthia sordida, near Dunbrody
Haworthia sordida, near Dunbrody
Haworthia sordida, near Dunbrody
Locality of H. sordida, near Dunbrody
Haworthia sordida, Die Bordjie
Haworthia sordida, Die Bordjie
Haworthia sordida, Die Bordjie


Haworthia sordida, Die Bordjie, NEW PHOTO
 
Locality of H. sordida, Die Bordjie
Haworthia sordida, De Plaat, Kabouga
Haworthia sordida, De Plaat, Kabouga
Haworthia sordida, De Plaat, Kabouga
Locality of H. sordida, De Plaat, Kabouga
Haworthia sordida, Kleinpoort
Haworthia sordida, Kleinpoort
Haworthia sordida, Kleinpoort
Haworthia sordida, Kleinpoort
Locality of H. sordida, Kleinpoort
Haworthia sordida, Pienaarspoort
Haworthia sordida, Pienaarspoort
Haworthia sordida, Pienaarspoort
Locality of H. sordida, Pienaarspoort

Haworthia sordida, near Soutkloof


Haworthia sordida, on road to Bluecliff

Known localities:
  • Kleinpoort (3324BD)
  • W. Steytlerville (3324DB)
  • Brakfontein (3325AC)
  • Glenconnor (3325AC)
  • NW. Uitenhage (3325AC)
  • SE. Kirkwood (3325AD)
  • Enon (3325BC)
  • Welgevonden (3325CA)
  • Addo (3325DA)
  • Addo Road (3325DA)
  • Soutkloof, SW. Addo (3325DA)
  • E. Springbokvlakte
  • De Plaat, Kabouga (3325AD)
  • near Sapkamma
  • road to Bluecliff station (3325AD)
  • Bowerskraal (3325CB)
  • S. De Plaat, NE. Kabouga (3325AD)
  • near Dunbrody, NW. Addo (3325BC)
  • Middelwater, near Sprinbokvlakte (3324BC)
  • Uitenhage (3325CD)
  • Steytlerville (3324AD)
  • Pienaarspoort (3324AB)
  • Kirkwood (3325AD)
  • E. Middelwater (3325AB)
  • Renoster(fontein) (3325BA)
  • S. Kruis Pad (3325AA)
  • Haaspoort (3324BC)
  • Wolven
  • S. Dead Mans Gulch
  • NE. Die Bordjie (3324BC)
  • W. Haaspoort (3324BC)

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