Haworthia cummingii

Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift

Haworthia cummingii I.Breuer & M.Hayashi

cummingii: after David M. Cumming

H. cummingii is a new species from Eastern Cape growing near Fish River. It resambles H. tenera, but is much more larger. It grows solitary up to mature size and than forms large clusters by dichotomous branching, very often they prefer to grow in shade of Euphorbia coerulescens. Also near by is growing H. cymbiformis and natural hybrid of these two species was observed.

H. cummingii can be morphological intemediate between H. tenera and H. incurvula. It has erected leaves, incurved at the tips and multi-flowered inflorescence of H. incurvula, but the toothed margins and keels and the pale, greyish-green leave color of H. tenera.

Distribution map

H. cummingii grows along Fish River, E of Committees Drift. It has been reported from localities nearby the type locality. It was discovered by David Cumming near Committees Drift during the "safe operations" (moving as many as possible rare plants to the safer locality) because of planned land clearings for the new pipe line.

H. cummingii can be propagated by seed or in mature size by dividing clusters. It needs more shady conditions.

Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
Haworthia cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
Locality of H. cummingii, Tyefu, near Committees Drift
natural hybrid H. cummingii and H. cymbiformis, TL, Tyefu, E. Committees Drift
Photo by Ingo Breuer

Known locality:
  • Tyefu, E. Committees Drift (3326BB)

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