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Haworthia pungens
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Eastern Cape:


Haworthia pungens occurs in the Langkloof valley north of Joubertina and Kareedouw. This is a vast and magnificent area for exploration with beautiful scenery.

I have not been at the habitat of Haworthia pungens myself but climbed numerous places in the vicinity and have seen the plants growing from the road on conglomerate outcroppings. I include the photographs here from Gerhard Marx.

According the Bayer, the plants are known from at least two localities, one north of Kareedouw and one at Braamfontein.

The plants appear similar to those from the genus Astroloba, but the flowers are unmistakenly Haworthia (section hexangulares). The plants also look somewhat similar to Haworthia viscosa but the keaves are more rigid and entirely smooth.

The name 'pungens' refers to the sharp pointed leaves of the species.

Reference: http://haworthiaupdates.org/haworthia-revisited-52-haworthia-pungens/,


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Haworthia pungens habitat. A general view of the area can be seen. Some places north of Kareedouw have spectacular ravines. Haworthia pungens in habitat. Growing with Euphorbia sp. Close up of the leaves.
Haworthia pungens



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