Haworthia arachnoidea var. namaquensis

H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Verlatenkloof

Haworthia arachnoidea var. namaquensis M.B.Bayer

namaquensis: from Namaqualand.

H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis is smaller form of arachnoidea like plants. Rosette diameter is up to 6 cm, leave color is paler green, usually lighter green than normal arachnoidea. It was described by Bayer as a variety from Namaqualand. It accommodates all forms growing from Ceres up to Richtersveld. It is quite common all over the area - if you are at the right spot. 

H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Karrachabpoort
Plants from Tanqua Karoo Bayer calls arachnoidea 'tanqua'. I. Breuer described plants from Matjiesfontein to Sutherland as arachnoidea 'matjiesta'. There are so many "new" names in arachnoidea group, so to keep the things less complicated, I use the name namaquensis for all of them for the moment.

Distribution map
In habitat they are more withdrawn in soil or like to grow in rock crevices or in quartz stones.Flowering time is early spring. In cultivation it is not much widespread, but growing conditions are same as for arachnoidea group. Propagation should be done by seed.

Known localities:
  • top of Hellskloof (2816BD)
  • Cornellsberg (2817CA)
  • N. Lekkersing (2817CC)
  • Kliphoogte (2817CD)
  • Lekkersing (2917AA)
  • Karrachabpoort (2917AB)
  • Steinkopf (2917BA)
  • N. Steinkopf (2917BA)
  • Springbok (2917CA)
  • 20 km E. Springbok (2917CA)
  • Kourkamma (2917CD)
  • Witbank (2918AC)
  • Kangas (2918CB)
  • Soebatsfontein (3017AB)
  • Hosabees (3018AA)
  • Putsiesekloof (3018AD)
  • Kotzesrus (3018CA)
  • 6 km NE. Garies (3018CA)
  • NE. Bitterfontein (3018CD)
  • Donkiedam (3019CC)
  • Komkans (3118AA)
  • Meerhofskasteel (3118AA)
  • SE. Nuwerus (3118AB)
  • NW. Nieuwoudtville (3118BB)
  • Liebendal (3118CB)
  • Ezelskop (3119AA)
  • Koringberg (3119AB)
  • Beeswater (3119BC)
  • Keiskieberg (3119DB)
  • Skitterykloof (3119DC)
  • Ceres Karoo (3119DD)
  • Ganagas Pass (3220AA)
  • Ouberg Pass (3220AD)
  • Verlatenkloof (3220DA)
  • Sutherland to Laingsburg (3220DD)
  • Augrabies, Vyftienmyl se Berge (2917AC)
  • Boelhoer (3320BA)
  • N. Matjiesfontein (3320BA)
  • N. Karoo Poort (3319BB)
  • Aasvoelbos (3320BA)
  • Aasvoelkop (3018DB)
  • Blaukranspass
  • Banke, near Aalwynsfontein
  • Klipwater, near Nuwerus
  • Moegewin, near Nuwerus
  • Riethuis (3017AB)
  • Mooiplaas (3018AD)
  • Steencampskraal, E. Nuwerus (3118AD)
  • Umdaus (2917BA) 
  • Ekkraal (3220DC)
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Karoo Poort
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Karoo Poort
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Karoo Poort
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Karoo Poort
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Boelhoer
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Boelhoer
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Boelhoer
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Matjiesfontein
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Matjiesfontein
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Matjiesfontein
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, N of Matjiesfontein
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Skitterykloof
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Skitterykloof
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Skitterykloof
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Skitterykloof
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Verlatenkloof
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Verlatenkloof
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Verlatenkloof
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ekkraal
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ekkraal
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ekkraal
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Augrabies
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Augrabies
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Augrabies
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Augrabies
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Augrabies
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Karrachabpoort
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Karrachabpoort
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Karrachabpoort
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ouberg Pass
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ouberg Pass
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ouberg Pass
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Ouberg Pass
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Aasvoelbos
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Aasvoelbos
H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Aasvoelbos
Locality of H. arachnoidea var. namaquensis, Aasvoelbos

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