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Haworthia globifera
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Haworthia globifera occurs south-east of Anysberg in the Little Karoo. It is quite a unique species and although Mr. M.B. Bayer regards it as a variety of Haworthia pulchella, this is maybe not the case as the plants are considerably different. Unlike Haworthia pulchella, Haworthia globifera is proliferous, toothless, stemforming and grows on northern slopes with much more sun exposure than Haworthia pulchella.

The plants are attractive with a yellow-green coloration and turn reddish when exposed to the sun.

In nature the plants off-set freely forming large clumps. Cultivated plants testify to the fact that this is indeed a slow process that occurs over many years.

The photographs here included are from Mr. Gerhard Marx.


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Haworthia globifera in habitat.



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