Haworthia aristata

Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, old gate
 
Haworthia aristata Haw.

aristata: furnished with an awn.

H. aristata is smaller cooperi like species. It has slightly translucent leave tips. Colour is bluish-green with gentle toothed margins. This species was described long time a go by Haworth and since than there was a discussion about validity of the species. Each taxonomist has different view on this element and aplly it for a different group of plants. For me it is element in between cooperi / decipiens / gracilis.

Distribution map
H. aristata occurs from near Kouga Cok in the East up to Kabouga in the West. Some locality forms can be attractive. In cultivation it can grow up to 10cm, but in nature it remains smaller, aound 3-4 cm and solitairy. At Soutkloof, near Addo, is growing interesting form between cooperi and aristata. At Paddafontein is growing plant with more soft hairs.

H. aristata is not much widespread in cultivation, which is a pity. Luckilly Sheilam nursery is distributing Bayer´s collections from Kabouga area. Propagation should be done by seed.  It needs slightly less water and light.

Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, Spitzkop
Synonym:
H. denticulata

Known localities:
  • Deadmans Gulch (3325DA)
  • S. Mt. Stewart (3324AB)
  • Stonefountain (3324BA)
  • E. Verdun (3324BB)
  • near Kommadagga (3325BC)
  • Soutkloof (3325DA)
  • Buffelsnek (3325AB)
  • Doringhoek (3325AB)
  • near Ann´s Villa (3325BB)
  • Modderfontein (3325BB)
  • Kabouga (3325AB)
  • Sptizkop, Kabouga (3325AB)
  • Koutnek (3325AB)
  • Paddafontein (3325AB)
  • W. Hopewell (3325AB)
  • near Colchester (3325DB)
  • N. Osberg (3325AD)
Haworthia aristata aff., Soutkloof
Haworthia aristata aff., Soutkloof
Haworthia aristata aff., Soutkloof
Haworthia aristata aff., Soutkloof
Locality of H. aristata aff., Soutkloof
Haworthia aristata aff., near Colchester
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, Spitzkop
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, Spitzkop
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, Spitzkop
Locality of H. aristata, Kabouga, Spitzkop
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, old gate
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, old gate
Haworthia aristata, Kabouga, old gate
Locality of H. aristata, Kabouga, old gate
Haworthia aristata, Doringhoek
Haworthia aristata, Doringhoek
Haworthia aristata, Doringhoek
Haworthia aristata, Doringhoek
Locality of H. aristata, Doringhoek
Haworthia aristata aff., near Osberg

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