Haworthia pygmaea

Haworthia pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River

Haworthia pygmaea V.Poelln.

pygmaea: dwarf.

H. pygmaea
is characterized by scabrid or papillate leaf surfaces, the leaf-end areas are flattish and the leaf-tips rounded. The name "pygmaea" applied by Poellnitz refers to small size, but H. pygmaea has similar size as other species.



Distribution map

Distribution area is around Great Brak and Mossel Bay in Eastern Cape. In nature it occurs near H. parksiana and H. kingiana. To the West it is connected with the var. argenteo-maculosa. There is a strenge form of pygmaea growing near Herbetsdale at Kransdrift. It was described by Breuer as asperata. At Towerlands, W. Herbetsdale is growing a strenge form - something between turgida and pygmaea.
 

H. pygmaea is slowly proliferous species. It is easy to propagate by seed. In cultivation it grows without problems.

Haworthia pygmaea, Greatbrak River
Known localities:
  • Great Brak (3422AA)
  • near Great Brak (3422AA)
  • E. Great Brak (3422AA)
  • W. Great Brak (3422AA)
  • Dumbie Dykes (3422AA)
  • Duinzicht, Mossel Bay (3422AA)
  • E. Mossgas (3422AA)
  • Green Haven (3422AA)
  • Klein Brak Rivier, near school (3422AA)
  • NW. Great Brakrivier (3422AA)
  • near Herbetsdale (3421BB)

H. pygmaea / pygmaea v. argenteo-maculosa, Duinzicht, near Mossgas
H. pygmaea / pygmaea v. argenteo-maculosa, Duinzicht, near Mossgas
H. pygmaea / pygmaea v. argenteo-maculosa, Duinzicht, near Mossgas
H. pygmaea / pygmaea v. argenteo-maculosa, Duinzicht, near Mossgas
H. pygmaea, Rooiheuwel
H. pygmaea, Rooiheuwel
Locality of H. pygmaea, Rooiheuwel
H. pygmaea, Green Heaven, Great Brak
H. pygmaea, Green Heaven, Great Brak
Locality of H. pygmaea, Green Heaven, Great Brak
Haworthia pygmaea, Greatbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea, Greatbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea, Greatbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River
Haworthia pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River
Locality of H. pygmaea,  N of Kleinbrak River
H. pygmaea 'asperata', Kransdrift, HerbetsdaleNEW PHOTO
H. pygmaea 'asperata', Kransdrift, HerbetsdaleNEW PHOTO
H. pygmaea 'asperata', Kransdrift, HerbetsdaleNEW PHOTO
H. pygmaea 'asperata', Kransdrift, HerbetsdaleNEW PHOTO
Locality of H. pygmaea 'asperata', Kransdrift, HerbetsdaleNEW PHOTO

1 comment:

Julie said...

Your blog is so great! So comprehensive...I love seeing every post. Haworthia is amazingly interesting! This one is really pretty, I think...the color is unusual!