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Haworthia bruynsii
 
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Haworthia bruynsii (Steytlerville Springbokvlakte)
Dwarf slow growing species. Very nice.
 

Etymology: It is named after Dr. Peter, V. Bruyns south African mathematician and succulent plant botanist.
 

Description: Plants are almost always solitary, slow growing, tiny, and in the wild they are mostly sunken into the ground. It has a somewhat flat growth habit and can vary in color from grayish blue-green to green.
Rosette: Stemless 4-6 cm in diameter, with only 5-10 leaves when fully grown .
Leaves: Brown, with a flat retuse leaf-end, translucent, bluntly triangled. Opaque and slightly scabrid with small raised tubercles.
Flowers: Slender, tube obcapitate, with tepales fused, tip revolute. Born on a simple, slender, sparsely flowered inflorescence.
Remarks: This charming species looks like a miniature form of H. retusa but it belongs to subgenus Hexangulares (because of the flower - peduncle is long and wiry and the florets are six-sided at the base) and seems strictly related with H. sordida.

Cultivation: In cultivation it belongs to more difficult and slow-growing species. (very prone to rot) Needs regular water in summer keep dry in winter.
Propagation: This species does not offset often so (usually) must be done by seeds, or eventually by offsets if available.
 

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Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloacee - Asphodelaceae, Liliaceae)

Scientific name:  Haworthia bruynsii M.B. Bayer
In: JSAB 47:789,1981

Origin: South Africa, Eastern Cape province, Little karoo, South-east of Steytlerville (known localities: SE. Steytlerville, Langveld, E. Springbokvlakte, SE. Springbokvlakte, Kleinpoort)  

Habitat:  H. bruynsii grows sunken in the ground usually well hidden under the bushes, with it's light-transmitting leaves usually coated with a fine covering of dust.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Haworthia retusa var. bruynsii (M.B. Bayer) Halda 1997


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Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
Haworthia bruynsii.



 

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