1. Family: Asphodelaceae Juss.
    1. Haworthia Duval

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Aloaceae, S. Kativu. Flora Zambesiaca 12:3. 2001

    Habit
    Perennial herbs with erect or creeping stems from a thick woody rootstock, often suckering to form small to large groups of plants; roots fleshy.
    Leaves
    Leaves in basal rosettes, or spirally arranged, succulent, softly fleshy or stiff, linear to deltoid-acuminate; surface smooth, ridged or tuberculate; margins smooth, ciliate, or toothed.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence pedunculate with flowers in lax racemes or panicles; peduncle erect, simple, with a few sterile bracts; bracts membranous, small, lanceolate to ovate; pedicels short, ascending.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 6 subequal, fused in the lower part to form an oblong-cylindrical, sometimes slightly curved tube; perianth limb 2-lipped, tips of upper 3 segments usually spreading, tips of lower 3 segments recurved.
    Stamens
    Stamens included.
    Stigma
    Stigma included.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid to oblong, 3-locular.
    Seeds
    Seeds with angles winged.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State

    Introduced into:

    Mexico Central

    Haworthia Duval appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    South Africa 11021.000
    South Africa 16722.000

    First published in Pl. Succ. Horto Alencon.: 7 (1809)

    Accepted by

    • Bayer, M.B. & Manning, J.C. (2012). A rationalization of names in Haworthia. A list of species with new combinations and new synonyms Alsterworthia International. The Succulent Asphodelaceae Journal 12(1): 7-17.
    • Pope, G.V. (ed.) (2001). Flora Zambesiaca 12(3): 1-106. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Scott, The Genus Haworthia: (1985).
    • Bayer, New Haworthia Handb.: 20 (1982).
    • Court, Succ. Fl. South. Africa: 158 (1981).
    • Sölch et al. in Merxmüller, Prodr. Fl. SW. Afrika, fam. 147: 50 (1970).
    • Berger in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV, fam. No. 38, III, II (Heft 33): 74 (1908).
    • J.G. Baker in F.C. 6: 332 (1896).
    • Haworth, Suppl. Pl. Succ.: 70 (1819).
    • Pl. Succ. Horto Alencon.: 7 (1809), nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0