Haworthia magnifica

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Haworthia magnifica
Xanthorrhoeaceae - Haworthia magnifica var. splendens.JPG
Haworthia magnifica var. splendens at the botanical garden of Villa Durazzo-Pallavicini, Genova Pegli
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Subfamily: Asphodeloideae
Genus: Haworthia
Species: H. magnifica
Binomial name
Haworthia magnifica
Poelln.
Synonyms
  • Haworthia maraisii var. magnifica (Poelln.) M.B.Bayer
  • Haworthia retusa var. magnifica (Poelln.) Halda

Haworthia magnifica is a species of the genus Haworthia belonging to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Etymology[edit]

The genus name Haworthia honors the British botanist Adrian Hardy Haworth (1767–1833), while the species name "magnifica" derives from the Latin word “Magnificus” meaning "magnificent”.

Description[edit]

Haworthia magnifica is a succulent evergreen slow-growing species reaching a size of 40 cm in height. Its shape and brownish-greenish color serve to camouflage this plant on the ground. It is usually a solitary stemless plant. The leaves are approximately triangular, about 3,5 cm long, with longitudinal pale brown or greyish veines along the upper surfaces and small teeth along the edges. The leaves form a rosette of about 8 cm in diameter. Flowers are white and small, forming an inflorescence of about 40 cm.

Distribution[edit]

This species is native to South Africa.

Habitat[edit]

It grows on bushes and rocks at an altitude of about 220 meters.

Varieties[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  1. Gibbs Russell, G. E., W. G. Welman, E. Reitief, K. L. Immelman, G. Germishuizen, B. J. Pienaar, M. v. Wyk & A. Nicholas. 1987. List of species of southern African plants. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa 2(1–2): 1–152(pt. 1), 1–270(pt. 2).
  2. Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 32: 18 (1977).