Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea


Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, S-entrance to Perdepoort

Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea (A.Berger) M.B.Bayer

aranea: cobweb.

H. arachnoidea
var. aranea has uniform dark green colouratioun, leaves have keel and margins covered with white soft hairs. Size is much smaller than H. arachnoidea var. arachnoidea. It size is up to 60 mm in diameter and plants remains mostly solitary.

Distribution map

H. arachnoidea var. aranea is growing in area around Oudtshoorn to Kammanassie Mts in the East, Outeniqua pass in the South, Swartberg Mts in the North and to Calitzdorp area in the West. Around Ladismith is growing another "arachnoid" species, which is covered with white hairs and this element is now called H. candida. H. arachnoidea var. aranea grows well protected from sun under the bushes, amongs grass or in rock crevices. In cultivation it needs to be protected from direct sunlight. like all soft-leave species. Propagation should by done by seeds.

Synonyms:
H. bolusii var. aranea, H. aranea

Known localities:

  • Huis River Pass (3321DA)
  • Raubenheimer Dam (3322AD)
  • Jagersrivier (3322BD)
  • Moeras Rivier (3322CA)
  • De Rust, Kleinberg Forest (3322DA)
  • S. Daskop (3322DC)
  • Ganskraal (3322DC)
  • Vergelegen (3322CB)
  • N. Schoemanspoort
  • 5 km W. Moerasrivier
  • Daskop (3322DA)
  • E. De Rust (3322BC)
  • E. Oudsthoorn (3322CB)
  • Eseljagpoort (3322DB)
  • N. Matjiesfontein, foot of Kammanassie Mts (3322DA)
  • near Matjiesdrift (3322DB)
  • S-entrance to Perdepoort (3322CD)
  • N-entrance to Perdepoort (3322CD)
  • near Daskop (3322DA)
  • N. Saffraansrivier (3322CC)
  • Doornkloof (3322DB)
  • W-end of Huis River Pass (3321BC)
  • SW. Zebra (3322CD)
  • E. Rusoord (3322DB)
  • Hazenjacht (3322CB)
  • Rolbaken (3322DA)
  • Grootfontein (3322DB) 
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Saffraanrivier, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Saffraanrivier, NEW PHOTO

Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Saffraanrivier, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Saffraanrivier, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Rolbaken
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Rolbaken
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Rolbaken
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Rolbaken
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Daskop
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Daskop
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Daskop
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Daskop
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Grootfontein
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Grootfontein
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Grootfontein
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Grootfontein
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, N-entr. of Perdepoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, N-entr. of Perdepoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, N-entr. of Perdepoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, N-entr. of Perdepoort
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, N-entr. of Perdepoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, S-entrance to Perdepoort

Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Eseljachtpoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Eseljachtpoort
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Eseljachtpoort
locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Eseljachtpoort

Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, near Matjiesdrift
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, near Matjiesdrift
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, near Matjiesdrift
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, near Matjiesdrift
locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, near Matjiesdrift
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Vergelegen
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Vergelegen
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Vergelegen
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Vergelegen
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea, Hazenjacht
Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea (with H. blackburniaea var. derustensis), Hazenjacht
locality of H. arachnoidea var. aranea, Hazenjacht

At this locality var. aranea is growing together with H. blackburniae var. derustensis.

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