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Haworthia kingiana
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Haworthia kingiana is known from at least three localities in the Mossel Bay district. These are spread over a distance of some 20 km or so.

These localities are around Little Brak River, Great Brak River and Glentana, all east of Mossel Bay. Closer to Mossel Bay an intermediate form is found that links into Haworthia minima and is called Haworthia flavens.

Haworthia kingiana is a distinct and beautiful Haworthia with a shiny epidermis and is usually found growing amongs thick shrub, even so the planst are fairly easy to spot because of there relatively large size and bright green color.

The plants are not difficult in cultivation as long as there is good drainage.a Pebbly soil is preferred.

The photographs from Great Brak River are taken with an old Mavica camera with low resolution. The photographs from Rooiheuwel around Little Brak are provided by Gerhard Marx.


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Habitat near Great Brak River. This is assumed to be the type locality. Great Brak River. Great Brak River. Great Brak River.
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Great Brak River. Habitat at Rooiheuwel near Little Brak River. Rooiheuwel. Rooiheuwel.
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Rooiheuwel. Rooiheuwel.



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