Haworthia attenuata

Haworthia attenuata, Coega Kop

Haworthia attenuata Haw.

attenuata: tapering leaves.

H. attenuata is a well known species, which occupy many of window sills. It is very proliferous species, forming large clumps in nature. But also it is an attractive species with leaves covered with white tubercles on the both sides of leave - this is also one of the difference from H. fasciata. Others are - leaves are longer, thinner, more spreading with white tubercles and the leaves have no fibres.

Distribution map

H. attenuata grows from Hankey in the west to Fish River in the east. In Hankey it co-occurs with H. attenuata var. radula. In the past were many differents forms and variets of H. attenuata described - for example H. attenuata forma clariperla - with large white confluent tubercles in bands across the back of the leaves. The origin should be somewhere near Fort Brown. The other well known form, H. attenuata forma britteniana, was collected in Plutosvale and is recognized by its many large white discrete tubercles.

H. attenuata grows easily in cultivation and propagation can by done by offsetts.


Locality of H. attenuata, Coega Kop
Haworthia attenuata, Coega Kop
Haworthia attenuata, Coega Kop
Haworthia attenuata, Coega Kop
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, East. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, East. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, East. NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. attenuata 'tanba', Enon, East. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, West. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, West. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, West. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata 'tanba', Enon, West. NEW PHOTO
Haworthia attenuata, Pluto´s Vale
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Haworthia attenuata, Pluto´s Vale
Photo by Ingo Breuer



Haworthia attenuata, Brakrivier
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Synonyms:
Aloe attenuata, Aloe radula, H. clariperla, Aloe attenuata var. clariperla, H. attenuata var. clariperla, H. fasciata var. caespitosa, H. brittenianae, H. attenuata var. britteniana, H. attenuata forma britteniana, H. attenuata var. odonoghueana, H. attenuata var. linearis, H. attenuata var. deltoidea, H. attenuata var. minissima, H. attenuata var. inusitata

Known localities:
  • Middeldrift (3226DD)
  • E. Hankey (3324DD)
  • Kleinrivier (3324DD)
  • Enon (3325BC)
  • 21 km Port Elizabeth to Uitenhaage (3325CD)
  • Addo (3325DA)
  • Swartkops (3325DC)
  • Plutosvale (3326BA)
  • Fort Brown (3326BA)
  • Glenelg (3326BB)
  • Ballinafad (3326BB)
  • E. Fish River (3326BB)
  • Peddie (3327AA)
  • Fish River (3326BB)
  • Soutkloof, S. Addo (3325DA)
  • N. Coega (3325DA)
  • Top of Pluto´s Vale (3326BA)
  • Patensie (3324DD)
  • Coega Kop (3325DC)
  • Brakrivier (3325DA)
  • Smallkloof, N. Enon (3325BC)

4 comments:

CAT said...

I have atleast 10 haworthia's that I keep. Some of them are 9 inches tall. Every year I take their new sprouts off. I root them and give them away to friends and co-workers. I never knew the name of the plant, until I researched it and saw pictures. Just wanted to say, nice site... great pictures and information.

LeonelKristof said...

hello. i was looking for this plant and i have the same one but it's closed, not open. is it another species or am i doing something wrong or lacking?

Kuba said...

It can be H. coarctata or H. reinwardtii as well...

Andrea said...

I plan to pollinate my H attenuata, but i can't find in the net tips on pollination. I also have difficulty knowing which is the stigma and where are the pollens, they seem to be all petals. Thank you.