Haworthia cooperi var. cooperi

H. cooperi, Companies Drift, foto: I. Breuer

Haworthia cooperi var. cooperi Baker

cooperi: for Thomas Cooper

H. cooperi var. cooperi is smaller, stemless, slowly proliferous species. Leaves are acuminate or truncating, usually with marginal spines. In cooperi group it is not dominant and occurs on the Northern edge of its distribution area. It has much longer and thinner leaves than var. pilifera.

Distribution map

H. cooperi var. cooperi occurs in Thomas River area. Type locality should be around Adelaide. In the West it is slowly changing into H. pringlei and in the North it is changing into H. blackberadina. Breuer use name specksii for these intermediate forms between cooperi and blackbeardiana.

In cultivation it grows without any problems, propagation can be done by offsets or seed.


H. cooperi, Koonap Bridge, foto: I. Breuer

Synonym:
H. vittata

Known localities:
  • 30 km S. Cradock (3225BD)
  • Bruintjieshoogte (3225CB)
  • 11 km S. Somerset East (3225DC)
  • Bobbenjaanrivier, Bedford (3226CA)
  • Koonap Bridge (3226CD)
  • Elansdkop, Adelaide (3226CD)
  • Adelaide (3226CD)
  • Katberg (3226DA)
  • Warfield (3226DB)
  • Woburn (3226DB)
  • Alice, Stewart Memorial (3226DD)
  • Thorn River near Cathcart (3227AC)
  • W. Cathcart (3227AC)
  • Thomas River (3227AD)
  • Tsomo (3227BB)
  • Carlisle Bridge (3326AB)
Haworthia cooperi, Carlisle bridge

Haworthia cooperi, Carlisle bridge

Haworthia cooperi, Carlisle bridge

Haworthia cooperi, Carlisle bridge

Haworthia cooperi, Carlisle bridge

locality of H. cooperi, Carlisle bridge

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