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Haworthia elizeae
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


This species has been in cultivation for a number of years. It was earlier regarded as some form of H turgida.

I rediscovered the habitat a number of years ago. While H turgida, prefers the northern aspect of very steep slopes, this species grows on the cooler, southern slope of a mountain. This is the only locality of H. elizeae known to me. Although clump forming, and seemingly plentiful, their habitat only covers an area of roughly 10m x 10m. Considering their general macroscopic characteristics and habitat the plants could perhaps be a continuation of Haworthia outeniquensis and H. heroldia which is associated with the same mountain range quite a few km to the east. The latter are found on the northern side of the mountain range while Haworthia elizeae grows on the southern side. It should be noted that the Outeniqua mountains and the Langeberg are the same mountain range. Outeniqua referring to this range around the George and Mossel Bay area and Langeberg referring to the range around Barrydale and westwards. The pictures included here are very old Mavica images. I hope to have them replaced sometime.


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