Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera



Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Hunt´s Drift

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera (Baker) M.B.Bayer

pilifera: with hairs.

H. cooperi var. pilifera is characteristic by its bluish-green colour, shorter and more stumpy leaves (than var. cooperi), with less pronounced marginal spines, leaf end mostly with bristle. It is slowly offsetting species. Size of the rosette can be from 4 cm - 12 cm. They often grow close to the soil and in dry period they becomes very cryptic, only with leave tips visible above the ground. This variety constitutes the main bod of cooperi species.

Distribution map

H. cooperi var. pilifera is species from dry grassveld areas in Eastern Cape. It occurs from Uitenhage-Port Elizabeth area in the West to Kingwilliamstown in the East. In Port Elizabeth area plants are smaller, with longer leaves and more sharp leave end. Breuer and Hayashi use name 'salina' for this smaller form. The largest elements grow around Somerset East, where this variety continuously changes into var. dielsiana. Close to Chalumna River was found attractive population of plants with much longer translucent leaves and was described as H. cooperi var. davidii. (see different article).

This species is well known in cultivation for many years, it has many "synonyms". Some forms are very attractive and can be jewels of any collection. Propagation by seed or offsets. It doesn´t have any special needs.


Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Red House

Synonyms:
H. pilifera, H. obtusa var. pilifera, H. stayneri, H. stayneri var. salina, H. pilifera var. salina, H. obtusa var. salina, H. pilifera var. dielsiana f. acuminata, H. obtusa var. dielsiana f. acuminata,, H. altilinea 

Known localities:
  • Viedgesville (3128DA)
  • Little Fish (3225DA)
  • Cookhouse, Patryshoogte (3225DD)
  • 24 km S. Bedford (3226CA)
  • Good Hope, Alice (3226DD)
  • Fort Hare (3226DD)
  • Alice (3226DD)
  • Middledrift (3226DD)
  • Fort Murray Bridge (3227BD)
  • E. Keiskammahoek (3227CA)
  • 5 km N. Kingwilliamstown to Pirie Dam (3227CC)
  • Golf course, KWT (3227CD)
  • Line Drift (3227CD)
  • Balazi (3227CD)
  • St. Johns Drift (3227DA)
  • Near Komgha (3227DB)
  • Brigadoon (3227DC)
  • Buffalo River (3227DC)
  • Bridal Drift (3227DC)
  • Cambridge (3227DD)
  • Cookhouse to Zuurberg (3325BA)
  • Shenfield (3325BB)
  • Kommadagga (3325BB)
  • 18 km N. Zuurberg Inn (3325BC)
  • Enon (3325BC)
  • Zuurberg (3325BC)
  • Addo Park (3325BD)
  • Bauerskraal (3325CB)
  • Despatch (3325CD)
  • 1 km W. Uitenhage (3325CD)
  • 22 km Port Elizabeth to Uitenhage (3325DC)
  • E. Uitenhage (3325DC)
  • Bethelsdorp salt pan (3325DC)
  • Redhouse (3325DC)
  • E. Riebeek East (3326AA)
  • Willowfontein (3326AA)
  • Blaauwkrantz (3326AC)
  • NW. Salem (3326AD)
  • 8 km N. Grahamstown (3326AD)
  • The Fort (3326BA)
  • Keiskamma near Breakfast Vlei (3326BB)
  • Debe Nek (3326BB)
  • N. Committees (3326BB)
  • E. Committees (3326BB)
  • Committees (3326BB)
  • 16 km N. Cradock road (3326BC)
  • Grahamstown (3326BC)
  • Bothas Hill (3326BC)
  • Frazers Camp (3326BD)
  • Peninsula (3326DA)
  • Brigadoon (3326DC)
  • Peddie (3327AA)
  • S. Kingwilliamstown (3327AB)
  • E. Chalumna (3327BA)
  • S. Motherwell (3325DC)
  • Blaukrans Pass (3326BC)
  • Booysen Park (3325CD)
  • Hopeful, S. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • Hunt´s Drift (3326BB)
  • S. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • W. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • E. Fort Beaufort (3226DC)
  • Majamanini (3227CD)
  • The Downs (3325DA)
  • Glen Craig (3326BC)
  • near Sheldon (3325BB)
  • Fish River Pass (3326BB)
  • Chancery Hall, S. Adelaide (3226CD)
  • Grassridge (3325DC)
  • Leicester (3326BA)
  • Masemanini (3227CD)
  • Motherwel to Uitewaal (3326DC)
  • N. Cookhouse (3225DB)
  • NW. Ripon (3225BB)
  • Oudekraal (3325BA)
  • Perseverance (3325DC)
  • Kubusie Drift (3227CB)
  • Ripplemead (3227CB)
Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Glen Craig

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Glen Craig

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Glen Craig

Locality of H. cooperi var. pilifera, Glen Craig

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Red House

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Red House

Locality of H. cooperi var. pilifera, Red House

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Hunt´s Drift

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Hunt´s Drift

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Hunt´s Drift

Locality of H. cooperi var. pilifera, Hunt´s Drift

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Uitkomst

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Uitkomst

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Uitkomst

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Uitkomst

Locality of H. cooperi var. pilifera, Uitkomst

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Booysen Park, PE.

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Booysen Park, PE.

Haworthia cooperi var. pilifera, Booysen Park, PE.


Locality of H. cooperi var. pilifera, Booysen Park, PE.

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