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Genus: Haworthia [ Asphodelaceae ( Synonym: Aloacee - Liliaceae)]

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Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana

 A longitudinal section showing the the fenestrate
leaves with the translucent tissues

Contractile roots  pull the plant deeper into the soil to protect the plant from sun and heat during the dry season.

The genus "Haworthia" is named after the British botanist Adrian Hardy Haworth (17671833)

(For example Haworthia emelyae var. comptoniana)








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