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Species Information

Haworthiopsis limifolia Marloth var. limifolia
(name current 2016)
(Haworthia limifolia)
(Haworthia limifolia var. limifolia)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Schedule A
Other uses
Illegal trade

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Threats: Collection Distribution: Lebombo (Siteki to Pongola) Collected for medicinal purposes. Also in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal (South Africa).

Regional distribution:
Also in Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Haworthia limifolia - Leaves in dense rosette, c 58 cm long X 2 cm wide at base, tapering to long point, firmly succulent, dull green or russet, with innumerable small white tubercles on both surfaces and round margins, mostly arranged in transverse lines, close-set and joining laterally with one another. Inflorescence slender with few minute bracts, up to 75 cm high, further half bearing short stalked flowers mostly turning to one side; perianth c 1,2 cm long, narrow, slightly two-lipped, pinkish, stamens not protruding.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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