Haworthia floribunda

H. floribunda, Platkop
Haworthia floribunda V.Poelln.

floribunda: many-flowered

H. floribunda  is small, stemless plant with dark green ovate-lanceolate leaves. Leave margins are scabrid to dentate. Leaves are twisted with flattened rounded tip. It is slowly proliferous species. It grows well shaded amongs grass or lichen and moss, like parksiana grow as well. 
Distribution map
H. floribunda grows in the area from Swellendam in the West, Potberg in the South and Albertinia in the East. In the East it is connected to H. parksiana and H. chloracantha. This eastern form was described by Bruce Bayer as var. dentata. At Herbetsdale I have observed populations which resembled in one hand H. chloracantha and in the other hand H. floribunda. I will publish some photos later. In the West of Swellendam was described again by Bruce Bayer new variety  major. In the South, at Potberg is growing a "form" in between of H. maraisii and H. floribunda. This form was described by Hayashi as H. henda. 

At some places it hybrides with other  Haworthia  species - N. Heidelberg, at the type locality, are known hybrids with  H. turgida. At Cooper Station is reported hybrid with  H. pygmaea var. argenteo-maculosa. At Korinte road is growing a hybrid between H. floribunda and H. retusa. Around Riversdale are hybrids with H. magnifica var. atrofusca. Near Swellendam hybrid with maraisii was found as well.

H. floribunda in cultivation is not difficult, just be careful with too much water. It needs a bit shady conditions. Propagation can by done by offsetts or seed.

Haworthia floribunda, Klipdrif

Known localities:
  • 6 km N. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • Heidelberg commonage (3420BB)
  • Blackdown, N. Heidelberg (3420BB)
  • NE. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • NW. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Bontebok National Park (3420AB)
  • Dassieklip, S. Heidelberg (3420BD)
  • Kranshoek, Herbertsdale (3321DD)
  • Kruisrivier (3421AB)
  • Kuilenhof (3421AD)
  • Oudevloek (3420BB)
  • Platkop (3421AB)
  • Goedverwagting (3420BA)
  • Rietkuil (3420BA)
  • Klipdrif, S. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Bosgasiekop (3421AA)
  • Niekerkshoek (3420BA)
  • W. Buffeljagsrivier (3420BA)
  • Rose Inn Drive, E. Riversdale (3421AB)
  • Snijmanskraal, W. Albertinia (3421BA)

Haworthia floribunda, Witkleikop, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Witkleikop, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Witkleikop, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. floribunda, Witkleikop, Kuilenhof, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Locality of H. floribunda, Rietkuil, NEW PHOTO
Haworthia floribunda, Bosgasiekop
Haworthia floribunda, Bosgasiekop
Haworthia floribunda, Bosgasiekop

Locality of H. floribunda, Bosgasiekop
Haworthia floribunda, Goedverwagting
Haworthia floribunda, Goedverwagting
Haworthia floribunda, Goedverwagting
Locality of H. floribunda, Goedverwagting
Haworthia floribunda, Klipdrif
Haworthia floribunda, Klipdrif
Haworthia floribunda, Klipdrif
Locality of H. floribunda, Klipdrif
Haworthia floribunda, Niekerkshoek
Haworthia floribunda, Niekerkshoek
Haworthia floribunda, Niekerkshoek
Haworthia floribunda, Niekerkshoek
Locality of H. floribunda, Niekerkshoek
Haworthia floribunda, W of Buffeljagsrivier
Haworthia floribunda, W of Buffeljagsrivier
Haworthia floribunda, W of Buffeljagsrivier
Locality of H. floribunda, W of Buffeljagsrivier
H. floribunda, Platkop
H. floribunda, Platkop
H. floribunda, Platkop
Locality of H. floribunda, Platkop
H. floribunda, Kruisrivier
H. floribunda, Kruisrivier
H. floribunda, Kruisrivier
H. floribunda, Kruisrivier
Locality of H. floribunda, Kruisrivier
At Kruisrivier H. floribunda grows together with H. minima and very close to H. retusa / magnifica

H. floribunda X enigma, Korinte River Road, NEW PHOTO
H. floribunda X maraisii, W of Buffeljagsrivier

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