Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia

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Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana


About Haworthias


Family: Asphodelaceae

Related Plants: Aloe, Gasteria, Knophia, Poellnitzia and Astroloba

No of Species:  61 (divided in 3 subgenus), 169 subspecies, varieties and forma per Bayer 1999.

A genus of small flowering plants/herbs endemic to South Africa. Haworthia were named for the British botanist Adrian Hardy Haworth, by Henri Duval in 1809. They are all perennial and succulent, that is they have fleshy leaves to varying degrees to enable them to survive relatively dry conditions. Flowers are non-descript and the plants are grown for their leaves and general shape. Although they rarely exceed 8" (200mm) in height, clump forming species can spread quite a distance, but most can be contained in no more than 4"-6" (100-150mm) pots, making them ideal for a window sill collection. They are not frost hardy.

As a genus they are quite variable, even within individual species and hybridisation in nature is common, making IDs and nomenclature difficult at times. But it is this variability that also makes them attractive to collectors.

Three Subgenus

The genus is divided into three subgenus based on flower cross section shape and petal arrangement.

Haworthia. 41 Species. Defined by a triangular or rounded triangular cross section, petals tend to be elongated triangles. This group includes so called "weed" species such as cymbiformis, not a description I would apply to them and such wonders as the jewel like magnifica var. splendens and the slow growing springbokvlakensis.

Hexangulares. 16 Species. As the name suggests the flower cross section is six sided almost circular, petals almost lily like arrangement This group includes most of the hard leafed Haworthias, like the most commonly known Haworthia attenuata (often sold as the Zebra Plant), with one exception bruynsii, which is almost retuse in appearance.

Robustipedundunculares. 4 Species. Again as the name suggests robust, the flower has a swollen base, petals often give the appearance of a star of David in arrangement. While the smallest group this includes the largest Haworthias, the largest of which is pumila which off course means dwarf, not as odd as it seems as was Aloe pumila.

Cultivation & Propagation

More to follow. Contributions welcome.

All the plants as per Bayer 1999 Haworthia Revisited

Genus Subgenus Species Variety/Forma/Subspecies
Haworthia Haworthia angustofolia var. altissiama
Haworthia Haworthia angustofolia var. angustofolia
Haworthia Haworthia angustofolia var. baylissii
Haworthia Haworthia angustofolia var. paucifolia
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. arachnoidea
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. aranea
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. namaquensis
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. nigrans
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. scabrispina
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. setata
Haworthia Haworthia arachnoidea var. xiphiophylla
Haworthia Haworthia aristata  
Haworthia Haworthia bayeri  
Haworthia Haworthia blackburniae var. blackburniae
Haworthia Haworthia blackburniae var. derustensis
Haworthia Haworthia blackburniae var. graminiflora
Haworthia Haworthia bolusii var. blackbeardiana
Haworthia Haworthia bolusii var. bolusii
Haworthia Haworthia chloracantha var. chloracantha
Haworthia Haworthia chloracantha var. denticulifera
Haworthia Haworthia chloracantha var. subglauca
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. cooperi
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. dielsiana
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. gordoniana
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. leightonia
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. pilfera
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. truncata
Haworthia Haworthia cooperi var. venusta
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. incuvula
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. ramosa
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. reddii
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera
Haworthia Haworthia cymbiformis var. transiens
Haworthia Haworthia decipens var. cyanea
Haworthia Haworthia decipens var. decipens
Haworthia Haworthia decipens var. minor
Haworthia Haworthia decipens var. pringlei
Haworthia Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana
Haworthia Haworthia emelyae var. emelyae
Haworthia Haworthia emelyae var. major
Haworthia Haworthia emelyae var. multifolia
Haworthia Haworthia floribunda var. dentata
Haworthia Haworthia floribunda var. floribunda
Haworthia Haworthia floribunda var. major
Haworthia Haworthia gracilis var. gracilis
Haworthia Haworthia gracilis var. isbalae
Haworthia Haworthia gracilis var. picturata
Haworthia Haworthia gracilis var. tenera
Haworthia Haworthia gracilis var. viridus
Haworthia Haworthia heidelbergensis var. heidelbergensis
Haworthia Haworthia heidelbergensis var. minor
Haworthia Haworthia heidelbergensis var. scraba
Haworthia Haworthia heidelbergensis var. toonensis
Haworthia Haworthia herbacea var. flaccida
Haworthia Haworthia herbacea var. herbacea
Haworthia Haworthia herbacea var. lupula
Haworthia Haworthia herbacea var. paynei
Haworthia Haworthia lockwoodii  
Haworthia Haworthia maculata var. intermedia
Haworthia Haworthia maculata var. maculata
Haworthia Haworthia magnifica var. acuminata
Haworthia Haworthia magnifica var. atrofusca
Haworthia Haworthia magnifica var. dekanahii
Haworthia Haworthia magnifica var. magnifica
Haworthia Haworthia magnifica var. splendens
Haworthia Haworthia maraisii var. maraisii
Haworthia Haworthia maraisii var. meiringii
Haworthia Haworthia maraisii var. notabilis
Haworthia Haworthia maruamiana var. archeri
Haworthia Haworthia maruamiana var. batesiana
Haworthia Haworthia maruamiana var. dimorpha
Haworthia Haworthia maruamiana var. maruamiana
Haworthia Haworthia maruamiana var. viridus
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. badia
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. beukmannii
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. calcarea
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. consanguinea
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. mirabilis
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. paradoxa
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. sublineata
Haworthia Haworthia mirabilis var. trieberiana
Haworthia Haworthia monticola var. asema
Haworthia Haworthia monticola var. monticola
Haworthia Haworthia mucronata var. habdomadis
Haworthia Haworthia mucronata var. inconfluens
Haworthia Haworthia mucronata var. morrisiae
Haworthia Haworthia mucronata var. mucronata
Haworthia Haworthia mucronata var. rycroftiana
Haworthia Haworthia mutica var. mutica
Haworthia Haworthia mutica var. nigra
Haworthia Haworthia notieri var. globosiflora
Haworthia Haworthia notieri var. notieri
Haworthia Haworthia notieri var. pelemanniae
Haworthia Haworthia outeniquensis  
Haworthia Haworthia parksiana  
Haworthia Haworthia pubescens var. livida
Haworthia Haworthia pubescens var. pubescens
Haworthia Haworthia pulchella var. globifera
Haworthia Haworthia pulchella var. pulchella
Haworthia Haworthia pygmaea var. argenteo-maculosa
Haworthia Haworthia pygmaea var. pygmaea
Haworthia Haworthia reticulata var. attenuata
Haworthia Haworthia reticulata var. hurlingii
Haworthia Haworthia reticulata var. reticulata
Haworthia Haworthia reticulata var. subregularia
Haworthia Haworthia retusa  
Haworthia Haworthia semiviva  
Haworthia Haworthia serrata  
Haworthia Haworthia springbokvlakensis  
Haworthia Haworthia truncata var. maughannii
Haworthia Haworthia truncata var. truncata
Haworthia Haworthia turgida var. longibracteata
Haworthia Haworthia turgida var. suberecta
Haworthia Haworthia turgida var. turgida
Haworthia Haworthia variegata var. hemicrypta
Haworthia Haworthia variegata var. modesta
Haworthia Haworthia variegata var. petrophila
Haworthia Haworthia variegata var. variegata
Haworthia Haworthia vlokii  
Haworthia Haworthia wittebergensis  
Haworthia Haworthia zantneriana var. minor
Haworthia Haworthia zantneriana var. zantneriana

Haworthia Hexangulares attenuata var. attenuata
Haworthia Hexangulares attenuata var. radula
Haworthia Hexangulares bruynsii  
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata  
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata f. greenii
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata var. adelaidensis
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata var. coarctata
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata var. tenuis
Haworthia Hexangulares coarctata fa. chalwinii
Haworthia Hexangulares fascita  
Haworthia Hexangulares glabrata  
Haworthia Hexangulares glauca var. glauca
Haworthia Hexangulares glauca var. herrei
Haworthia Hexangulares keolmaniorum var. keolmaniorum
Haworthia Hexangulares keolmaniorum var. mcmurtryi
Haworthia Hexangulares limifolia var. gigantea
Haworthia Hexangulares limifolia var. limifolia
Haworthia Hexangulares limifolia var. ubomoensis
Haworthia Hexangulares longiana  
Haworthia Hexangulares nigra var. diversifolia
Haworthia Hexangulares nigra var. nigra
Haworthia Hexangulares pungens  
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii  
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii  
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii f.chalumnenesis
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii f.haffirdriftensis
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii f.olivacea
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii f.zebrina
Haworthia Hexangulares reinwardtii var. brevicula
Haworthia Hexangulares scabra var. lateganiae
Haworthia Hexangulares scabra var. morrisiae
Haworthia Hexangulares scabra var. scabra
Haworthia Hexangulares scabra var. starkiana
Haworthia Hexangulares sordida var. lavranii
Haworthia Hexangulares sordida var. sordida
Haworthia Hexangulares venosa ssp.granulata
Haworthia Hexangulares venosa ssp.tessellata
Haworthia Hexangulares venosa ssp.venosa
Haworthia Hexangulares venosa ssp.wooleyi
Haworthia Hexangulares viscosa  

Haworthia Robustipedundunculares  kingiana  
Haworthia Robustipedundunculares marginata  
Haworthia Robustipedundunculares minima var. poellinitziana
Haworthia Robustipedundunculares minima var.minima
Haworthia Robustipedundunculares pumila  

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