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Haworthia wimii
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape:


Haworthia wimii grows at a few localities on and near the northern slope of the Langeberg mountain range in the Little Karoo amongst succulent and mountainous flora.

The somewhat lanceolate leaves with minute hairs show some affinity with Haworthia paradoxa, which grows about 50 km towards the south near a coastal village called Vermaaklikheid. Haworthia wimii makes a good link between Haworthia picta from the Little Karoo and Haworthia paradoxa from the coast and this may perhaps indicate that coastal and inland retuse spring flowering Haworthias represent a single aggregate.

Haworthia wimii is definitely morphologically very close to Haworthia breueri and at certain populations some plants are found that are indistinguishable from the latter.

Haworthia wimii is found in rock cracks within the Langeberg mountain range, but also lower down on level ground between quartz and pebbles.



Synonym: Haworthia emelyae var. major (Sensu M.B. Bayer).

The following photographs taken with an old Mavica camera are from a lesser known locality east of Garcia's Pass.


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Habitat on level ground. Habitat higher up on the mountain. Haworthia wimii in typical habitat on the northern mountain slope. Some plants lower down are very similar to Haworthia breueri.
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Haworthia wimii JDV 95/23. A beautiful natural cultivar. A beautiful cultivar created by Gerhard Marx by crossing Haworthia wimii with Haworthia 'Ginsekai' An unusual hybrid created by Gerhard Marx. A cross between Haworthia wimii and Haworthia marxii. The two species do not normally flower at the same time.



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