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Haworthia blackburniae
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


A variable species that has a number of recognized subspecies or varieties. The distribution is from the Oudtshoorn district towards Anysberg in the the Ladismith district. A number of localities are found in the Calitzdorp area.



South of Kruisrivier (Prinspoort):

Plants growing in mountainous habitat often with long slender leaves. Sometimes on steep rather inaccessible slopes. It sometimes shares habitat with a Haworthia mucronata form with which it hybridizes. The plants are usually clearly channeled.



South west of Ladismith.

At this locality the plants grow on a moderate shale slope extending downwards onto the level ground at the foot of the hill. The leaves are usually shorter than those from south of Kruisrivier.



Near Calizdorp:

Haworthia blackburniae 'calitzmontana',

A form with rather broad and succulent leaves is found on a mountain near Calitzdorp.

The plants are usually only vaguely channeled. Varietal or subspecies status maybe justified considering that Haworthia derustensis is regarded by some as a subspecies or Haworthia graminifolia a separate species.

Images of near Calizdorp form by Gerhard Marx.



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Note: Some of the following images have been taken with an old low resolution Mavica camera.




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South west of Ladismith. South west of Ladismith. South west of Ladismith. South west of Ladismith.
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South west of Ladismith. East of Kruisrivier. East of Kruisrivier. Haworthia blackburniae 'calitzmontana' near Calizdorp.
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Haworthia blackburniae 'calitzmontana'. w calitzdorp 3.jpg. Haworthia blackburniae 'calitzmontana'



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