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|Distribution:||Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:|
Haworthia scabra-var-morrisiae occurs in the Schoemanspoort in the vicinity of Raubenheimer Dam and also a few km further south west. The forms near Raubenheimer Dam are essentially yellowish forms of Haworthia scabra while the larger plants to the south west are more like Haworthia starkiana but somewhat tubercled instead of smooth. It seems likely that the plants were formed due to hybridization of Haworthia scabra and Haworthia starkiana.
I apply the name scabra var morrisiae with reservation here as I am not really a proponant of varieties in the genus Haworthia. Sofar this interesting yellowish light-green relative of Haworthia scabra from the Schoemanspoort is mostly regarded as a form of Haworthia scabra although different forms exist. What is also interesting is that the populations do not seem to indicate a gradual transition between Haworthia scabra and Haworthia starkiana as 'normal' populations of Haworthia scabra are found inbetween the 'morrisiae' and starkiana populations.
The plants are slow growing similarly to Haworthia scabra.
The following images from near Raubenheimer Dam are provided by Gerhard Marx. I shall place pics from other localities as they become available.
|Near Raubenheimer Dam. Typically light green to yellowish.||Near Raubenheimer Dam.||Near Raubenheimer Dam. Growing here in association with a small form of Euphorbia horrida (polygona).||Near Raubenheimer Dam.|
|Habitat near Raubenheimer Dam.||Near Raubenheimer Dam.||Similar to Haworthia scabra the plants often grow in cracks of the rocks.||Near Raubenheimer Dam.|
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