Haworthia cymbiformis

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Haworthia cymbiformis
Haworthia cymbiformis 1.jpg
Haworthia cymbiformis in flower
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia
Species: H. cymbiformis
Binomial name
Haworthia cymbiformis
(Haw.) Duval[1]

Haworthia cymbiformis is a species of the genus Haworthia in the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.[1]

Plants are small with a rosette. The leaves are thick and light green.

The main characteristic of this species is that the ends of the leaves are transparent. In the wild, the sun is very bright, and the plant grows mostly buried by sand with only these transparent tips above the ground.

Some other genus such as Fenestraria also have transparent leaf tips.

Cultivars[edit]

  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis : cultivar type.
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis f. agavoides : dark green leaves.
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis f. bilineata
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. cymbiformis f. planifolia : flat rosettes, smaller than cultivar type.
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. incurvula
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. obtusa
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. ramosa
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. reddii
  • Haworthia cymbiformis var. setulifera

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Haworthia cymbiformis", World Checklist of Selected Plant Families, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2012-12-22 

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