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Species Information

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Haworthiopsis limifolia Marloth var. ubomboensis (I.Verd.) G.G.Sm.
(name current 2016)
(Haworthia limifolia)
(Haworthia limifolia var. ubomboensis)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Local abundance: frequent
Schedule B
Other uses
Illegal trade

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR nt Endemism: Near endemic Threats: Collection Distribution: Siteki, Umbeluzi Gorge, Mnyame In forests. Limited in distribution. Not uncommon. Known from two subpopulations in Swaziland, but restricted to the Lebombo. Known only from Ironwood forests. Collected for medicinal and horticultural purposes. Also reported from the Lebombo in South Africa and Mozambique.

Regional distribution:
Also reported from the Lebombo in South Africa and Mozambique.

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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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)