Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana

Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, TL, near Zuurbron
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana V.Poelln.

gordoniana: in honour of Gordon King

H. cooperi var. gordoniana belongs to "cooperi" group. In nature it grows usually well withdrawn in soil, it is slowly proliferous species. Leaves are numerous and bluish-green, with non-truncating leaf-tips. Rosette is fairly globose. It grows well hidden and covered with dead leaves from bushes. In nature it is a small plant with only few leaves, in cultivation it can reach 8 cm in diameter.

Type locality of var. gorgoniana is Zuurbron. Plants from type locality are different from others "cooperi" species growing around.

Distribution map

In Hankey/Patensie area and further to the west up to Uniondale are many variations of small glabrous and spined plants and it is difficult to decide to which species they really belongs. Bayer puts all "cooperoid" plants which is growing to the west from Joubertina to var. gordoniana. Breuer described H. harryi, which covers intermediate "cooperi" forms between H. gordoniana and H. cooperi. (see article on H. harryi) and several other species like ioandra...

H. cooperi var. gordoniana should be propagated by seeds or in case of offsetting clone by offsets. It doesn´t require any special condition than other plants from this group.

Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, TL, near Zuurbron
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, TL, near Zuurbron
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, TL, near Zuurbron
Locality of Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, TL, near Zuurbron
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, Joubertskraal River, near Neuga, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, Joubertskraal River, near Neuga, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana, Joubertskraal River, near Neuga, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Nuwekloof Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Nuwekloof Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Nuwekloof Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Nuwekloof Pass, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Duiwekloof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Duiwekloof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Duiwekloof, NEW PHOTO
Locality of Haworthia cooperi aff. gordoniana, Duiwekloof, NEW PHOTO
Synonyms:
H. pilifera var. gordoniana, H. obtusa var. gordoniana

Known localities:

  • Zuurbron (3324DD)
  • NE. Zuurbron (3324DD)
  • Duiwekloof, Baviaanskloof (3323DB)
  • Nuwekloof Pass (3323DA)
  • Joubertskraal River, near Neuga (3324CD)

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