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Haworthia calitzensis
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


The plants are found at a few localities north east of Calizdorp in the Little Karoo. It appears to be a transition form from Haworthia sakai (mucronata) on the one hand to Haworthia decipiens on the other.

A number of plants have thin leaves that are somewhat similar to those of Haworthia decipiens. The problem is that the closest Haworthia decipiens is found on the northern side of the Swartberg and there does not seem to be a gradual transition. The plants in this population are variable with some plants being closer to Haworthia sakai than others. All the plants have bristles on their leaves.

I shall get pics of a different population later.


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Habitat. Thinner leaves and bristles similar to H decipiens but with markings resembling H sakai.
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From far it could be taken for H arachnoidea. Plant in habitat. This one rather similar to H sakai except for the bristles and a more brown-purple colouration.



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