Haworthia cooperi Baker
  • Refug. Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Haworthia cooperi Baker. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000649920. Accessed on: 18 Sep 2021'

Morphology

Plants acaulescent, with leaves in a basal rosette which is about 50 to 80 mm diam., proliferous from the base. Leaves about 60, the young erect, incurved, up to 45 mm long, about 13 mm broad, 8 mm thick, oblong-lanceolate, gradually tapering, pale green; upper surface slightly convex above, flat below, the pellucid part 15 mm long, with about 6 longer or shorter longitudinal green lines, the centre one reaching the tip, smooth; lower surface convex, the pellucid part about 12 mm long, with about 12 longer and shorter longitudinal green lines, only the centre one reaching the apex, smooth; keel 1, centrally positioned in the upper third, armed with about 3 mm long pellucid teeth; margins acute, armed with 4 mm long pellucid deltoid to cuspidate teeth; end-awn up to 14 mm long, brown, toothed with 3 mm long teeth. Inflorescence about 37 cm tall; peduncle simple, terete, about 2 mm diam., 23 cm long, bracteate; sterile bracts membranous, ovate acuminate, about 5 mm long, erect, keeled; raceme about 14 cm long, lax, with about 20 spirally arranged flowers and buds, 4 open simultaneously; floral bracts membranous, 6 mm long, deltoid, acute, keeled with broad brown veins, clasping the pedicels, (longer than the pedicels); pedicels 3 mm long, 1.5 mm diam., green, erect; perianth pinkish-white, with green keels to the segments, 17 mm long, compressed at base, funnel-shaped, tube more or less 5 mm across and constricted to 4 mm above, curved; segments free to the base, limb 2 lipped; posterior segments erect, little recurved, spreading, pinkish-white with greenish-brown veins; exterior part strongly recurved, spreading, pinkish-white with greenish-brown veins; stamens 6 of two lengths 8 and 9 mm long, inserted within the perianth tube; ovary 5 mm long, 2 mm diam., green; style 1.5 mm long, straight, capitate.

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    Habitat

    The plants grow mainly under Acacia trees, on rocky grassed slopes, or flat in grassland. H. cooperi prefers a firm hard soil with pH 6.2.

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    Distribution

    H. cooperi is a variable and widespread species, distributed over a large area of the eastern Cape Province.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Refug. Bot.
    • 2 Scott, CL. 1985. The genus Haworthia (Liliaceae): a taxonomic revision. Aloe Books, Johannesburg.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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