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Haworthia springbokvlakensis - C.L. Scott,
Haworthia springbokvlakensis is widely distributed in the Eastern Cape, but nevertheless remains a rare plant as localities seem to be many kilometers apart.
Collections include the Springbokvlakte where is occurs with other Haworthias, Klipplaat ( a collection by J Bouwer) and Cockscomb View (which has some large growing specimens). An earlier collection from Kirkwood by Mr. Schoeman (Weltevrede Nursery Port Elizabeth) has also recently been verified by Mr. Clifton Marais.
It is difficult to decide what the nearest relative of Haworthia springbokvlakensis is. It shares the same dirty sandy look with Haworthia bayeri which occurs further eastwards but the rounded leaf ends and thin root system clearly separates them from Haworthia bayeri. Another candidate would be Haworthia comptoniana, but only the root system shows some affinity with the latter.
In cultivation many plants become attractive specimens regarded as choice in collections.
The cultivation of Haworthia springbokvlakensis is not particularly difficult and plants can grow at quite a reasonable tempo if given good growing conditions.
I add pictures from plants from Springbokvlakte for now. I hope to add more later.
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