Back to Biodiversity Explorer main pageGo to Iziko Museums of Cape Town home pageAbout Biodiversity Explorer - history, goals, etc.Send us your questions about southern African biodiversityPeople who have contributed content and images.Search Biodiversity Explorer

Genus: Haworthia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

A total of 87 species, all endemic to southern Africa, mainly in Western and Eastern Cape. Previously in the Asphodelaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Haworthia agnis

 

Haworthia altilinea

 

Haworthia angustifolia

 

Haworthia arachnoidea

Haworthia aristata

 

Haworthia attenuata

 

Haworthia azurea

 

Haworthia bayeri

 

Haworthia blackburniae

 

Haworthia bolusii

 

Haworthia breueri

 

Haworthia bronkhorstii

 

Haworthia bruynsii

 

Haworthia chloracantha

 

Haworthia coarctata

 

Haworthia cooperi

 

Haworthia crausii

 

Haworthia cymbiformis

 

Haworthia decipiens

 

Haworthia devriesii

 

Haworthia elizeae

 

Haworthia emelyae

 

Haworthia enigma

 

Haworthia esterhuizenii

 

Haworthia fasciata

 

Haworthia floribunda

 

Haworthia geraldii

 

Haworthia glabrata

 

Haworthia glauca

 

Haworthia hayashi

 

Haworthia heidelbergensis

 

Haworthia hemicrypta

 

Haworthia herbacea

 

Haworthia integra

 

Haworthia kemari

 

Haworthia kingiana

 

Haworthia koelmaniorum

 

Haworthia leightonii

 

Haworthia limifolia

 

Haworthia lockwoodii

 

Haworthia longiana

 

Haworthia maculata

 

Haworthia magnifica

 

Haworthia maraisii

 

Haworthia marginata

 

Haworthia marumiana

 

Haworthia marxii

 

Haworthia maxima

 

Haworthia minima

Haworthia mirabilis

 

Haworthia monticola

 

Haworthia mucronata

 

Haworthia mutica

 

Haworthia nigra

 

Haworthia nortieri

 

Haworthia odetteae

 

Haworthia opalina

 

Haworthia outeniquensis

 

Haworthia parksiana

 

Haworthia picta

 

Haworthia pubescens

 

Haworthia pulchella

 

Haworthia pungens

 

Haworthia pygmaea

 

Haworthia reinwardtii

 

Haworthia reticulata

 

Haworthia retusa

Haworthia scabra

 

Haworthia schoemanii

 

Haworthia scottii

 

Haworthia semiviva

 

Haworthia serrata

 

Haworthia sordida

 

Haworthia springbokvlakensis

 

Haworthia tradouwensis

 

Haworthia transiens

 

Haworthia tretyrensis

 

Haworthia truncata

 

Haworthia turgida

 

Haworthia variegata

 

Haworthia venosa

 

Haworthia virella

 

Haworthia viscosa

Haworthia vlokii

 

Haworthia wittebergensis

 

Haworthia zantneriana

 

Haworthia zenigata

 

Publications

  • Bayer, M.B. 1976. The Haworthia handbook. National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Bayer, M.B. 1982. The new Haworthia handbook. National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Bayer, M.B. 1999. Haworthia revisited: a new revision of the genus. Umdaus Press, Pretoria.

  • Scott, C.L. 1985. The genus Haworthia (Liliaceae), a taxonomic revision. Aloe Books, Johannesburg.

 

Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search