Tulista pumila

T. pumila, Vinkrivier

Tulista pumila (L.) G.D.Rowley

pumila
: dwarf.

T. pumila
is the largest of the Tulista genus, can grow up to 30 cm. It is usually dark-brownish green to olive green with large off-white, rough tubercles. It can be slowly proliferous.



Distribution map

T. pumila distribution are is from Worcester - Robertson Karoo in the south west up to Laingsburg in north. Nicest forms are the ones from North - from Vrede and Keurfontein. These are covered with dense prominent tubersles ('okhuwai' sensu Hayashi). Other nice form comes from Mowers with very atractive white tubercles. Another interesting form grows at Lemoenpoort - plants here are purple with much less tubercles ('sparsa' sensu Hayashi).
T. pumila is quite common at Worcester - Robertson area and further East and North it becomes more rare. The most Eastern form is reported from S. Swellendam and the most northern locality is near Matjiesfontein. On several localities, where it co-occurs with Astroloba corrugata, natural hybrids can be found. They are called Alstrolista bicarinata.


T. pumila 'okhuwai', Keurfontein, NEW PHOTO
There are many synonymums in the collections - for example maxima, margaritifera and papillosa. It was a big discussion about validity of the name pumila  and maxima but now H. pumila won. It is an easy species, it grows without any major problems. If it get´s enough sun, than the white tubercles became more atractive. Propagation needs to be done by seed.

T. pumila, Patryskloof, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Patryskloof, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Dublin, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Dublin, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Dublin, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Dublin, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Rietvlei, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Rietvlei, NEW PHOTO
Locality of T. pumila, Rietvlei, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, near Baden, NEW PHOTO

T. pumila, near Baden, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, near Baden, NEW PHOTO
Locality of T. pumila, near Baden, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila 'okhuwai', Keurfontein, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila 'okhuwai', Keurfontein, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila 'okhuwai', Keurfontein, NEW PHOTO
Locality of T. pumila 'okhuwai', Keurfontein, NEW PHOTO
T. pumila, Patryskloof, NW.
T. pumila, Patryskloof, NW.
Locality of T. pumila, Patryskloof, NW.

T. pumila, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
T. pumila, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
T. pumila, Jubileeskraal, SW of Swellendam
Locality of T. pumila, Jubileeskraal
T. pumila, t-off to Stormsvlei
T. pumila, t-off to Stormsvlei
T. pumila, t-off to Stormsvlei
Locality of T. pumila, t-off to Stormsvlei

T. pumila, Bonnievale t-off
T. pumila, Bonnievale t-off
T. pumila, Bonnievale t-off
Locality of T. pumila, Bonnievale t-off
T. pumila, Konningsrivier t-off
T. pumila, Konningsrivier t-off

T. pumila, Konningsrivier t-off
Locality of T. pumila, Konningsrivier t-off
T. pumila, NE of Konningsrivier
T. pumila, NE of Konningsrivier
T. pumila, NE of Konningsrivier
Locality of T. pumila, NE of Konningsrivier
T. pumila 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
T. pumila 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
T. pumila 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
Locality of T. pumila 'sparsa', Ouhansberge
T. pumila, 10 km NW of Robertson


T. pumila, 10 km NW of Robertson
T. pumila, 10 km NW of Robertson
Locality of T. pumila, 10 km NW of Robertson
T. pumila, Klipkop
T. pumila, Klipkop
T. pumila, Klipkop
Locality of T. pumila, Klipkop
T. pumila, Sandrift
T. pumila, Sandrift
T. pumila, Sandrift
Locality of T. pumila, Sandrift
T. pumila, NE of Ouberg Pass
T. pumila, NE of Ouberg Pass
T. pumila, NE of Ouberg Pass
T. pumila, NE of Ouberg Pass
T. pumila X Astroloba corrugata, NE of Ouberg Pass
T. pumila X Astroloba corrugata, NE of Ouberg Pass
Locality of T. pumila, NE of Ouberg Pass

T. pumila, Patryskloof
T. pumila, Patryskloof
T. pumila, Nonna
T. pumila, Nonna
Locality of T. pumila, Nonna
T. pumila, Brandvlei Dam
T. pumila, Brandvlei Dam
T. pumila, Agterkliphoogte
T. pumila, Agterkliphoogte
T. pumila, Sandberg, SW. Robertson
T. pumila, Sandberg, SW. Robertson
T. pumila/marginata, N. Ashton
T. pumila/marginata, N. Ashton
T. pumila 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
T. pumila 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
Locality of T. pumila 'sparsa', Lemoenpoort
T. pumila, Mowers
T. pumila, Mowers
Locality of T. pumila, Mowers
T. pumila, McGregor
T. pumila, McGregor
T. pumila, Vinkrivier
T. pumila, Vinkrivier
Locality of T. pumila, Vinkrivier
T. pumila, NW. Robertson
T. pumila, NW. Robertson
Locality of T. pumila, NW. Robertson
T. pumila, Buitenhof
T. pumila, Buitenhof
T. pumila, W. Bonnievale
T. pumila, Sandrift
T. pumila, Sandrift
T. pumila, Avontuur
T. pumila, Avontuur
Locality of T. pumila, Avontuur
T. pumila, W. McGregor
T. pumila, W. McGregor
Locality of T. pumila, W. McGregor
T. pumilaBonnievale
T. pumilaBonnievale
Locality of T. pumilaBonnievale
T. pumilaBrandwacht
T. pumilaBrandwacht
Locality of T. pumilaBrandwacht
T. pumilaBoelhoer, Matjiesfontein
T. pumilaBoelhoer, Matjiesfontein
Locality of T. pumilaBoelhoer, Matjiesfontein
Synonym:
H. maxima, Aloe pumila var. margaritifera, Aloe pumila, Aloe margaritifera var. maxima, Aloe semimargaritifera var. maxima, H. margaritifera var. semimargaritifera, Aloe margaritifera, H. margaritifera, H. semiglabrata, H. papillosa, Aloe papillosa

Known localities:
  • Osplaas, DeDoorns (3319BC)
  • Worcester (3319CB)
  • Karoo Garden (3319CB)
  • Doornrivier (3319CD)
  • Lemoenpoort (3319CD)
  • Mowers (3319DA)
  • W. Rooiberg (3319DC)
  • Vrolijkheid (3319DD)
  • Robertson (3319DD)
  • W. Matjiesfontein (3320AB)
  • Jagersfontein (3320AB)
  • Matjiesfontein (3320BA)
  • Anysberg (3320BC)
  • Baden (3320CA)
  • near Montagu (3320CB)
  • Robertson (3320CC)
  • W. Barrydale (3320DC)
  • Stormsvlei (3420AA)
  • Dublin (3319DC)
  • Geluk, W. Dublin (3319DC)
  • SW. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Bonnievale (3320CC)
  • Rietvlei (3320CC)
  • Langrant (3320CC)
  • Rooiberg (3319DC)
  • W. Swellendam (3420AB)
  • SW. Robertson (3319DD)
  • S. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Sandberg (3319DD)
  • 2 km E. Eilandia t-off (3319DC)
  • Ribbokkop (3319DC)
  • Vinkrivier (3319DD)
  • between Villiersdorp and Lemoenpoort (3319CD)
  • N. Worcester (3319CB)
  • Robertson turn off to Bonnievale (3319CD)
  • N. Bonnievale township (3320CC)
  • turn off to Stormsvlei (3320CC)
  • McGregor (3319DD)
  • Takkap, SW. McGregor (3319DD)
  • Blauhoogte (3319DD)
  • Langevallei, Eilandia turn off (3319DC)
  • Koo Valley (3319CB)
  • Nonna (3319DA)
  • Leipzig (3319CB)
  • Vrede 
  • Keurfontein (3320BD)
  • Wolfkloof (3319DD)
  • Agterkliphoogte (3319DC)
  • Buitenhof (3319DD)
  • 10 km NW. Robertson (3319DC)
  • Bellevue (3319DA)
  • NE of Ouberg Pass (3320CB)
  • Konningsrivier turn off (3319DD)
  • NE. Koningsrivier (3319DD)
  • Sandrift (3320CC)
  • Ouhansberg (3319CD)
  • Klipkop (3320CC)
  • Jubileeskraal (3420AB)

1 comment:

Gustavo said...

No sabía nada de esta panta hasta que leí tu post. Muy bueno. Te cuento que en mi casa tengo muchas de estas plantas, y solo empecé con una hace como 5 años. Son muy lindas. La más vieja es la más grande, y es perfecta! Muy pesada, de como 20 cm de alto y 30-35 cm de ancho. Me encantan. Saludos.