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Genus: Haworthia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

A total of 87 species, all endemic to southern Africa, mainly in Western and Eastern Cape. Previously in the Asphodelaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Haworthia agnis


Haworthia altilinea


Haworthia angustifolia


Haworthia arachnoidea

Haworthia aristata


Haworthia attenuata


Haworthia azurea


Haworthia bayeri


Haworthia blackburniae


Haworthia bolusii


Haworthia breueri


Haworthia bronkhorstii


Haworthia bruynsii


Haworthia chloracantha


Haworthia coarctata


Haworthia cooperi


Haworthia crausii


Haworthia cymbiformis


Haworthia decipiens


Haworthia devriesii


Haworthia elizeae


Haworthia emelyae


Haworthia enigma


Haworthia esterhuizenii


Haworthia fasciata


Haworthia floribunda


Haworthia geraldii


Haworthia glabrata


Haworthia glauca


Haworthia hayashi


Haworthia heidelbergensis


Haworthia hemicrypta


Haworthia herbacea


Haworthia integra


Haworthia kemari


Haworthia kingiana


Haworthia koelmaniorum


Haworthia leightonii


Haworthia limifolia


Haworthia lockwoodii


Haworthia longiana


Haworthia maculata


Haworthia magnifica


Haworthia maraisii


Haworthia marginata


Haworthia marumiana


Haworthia marxii


Haworthia maxima


Haworthia minima

Haworthia mirabilis


Haworthia monticola


Haworthia mucronata


Haworthia mutica


Haworthia nigra


Haworthia nortieri


Haworthia odetteae


Haworthia opalina


Haworthia outeniquensis


Haworthia parksiana


Haworthia picta


Haworthia pubescens


Haworthia pulchella


Haworthia pungens


Haworthia pygmaea


Haworthia reinwardtii


Haworthia reticulata


Haworthia retusa

Haworthia scabra


Haworthia schoemanii


Haworthia scottii


Haworthia semiviva


Haworthia serrata


Haworthia sordida


Haworthia springbokvlakensis


Haworthia tradouwensis


Haworthia transiens


Haworthia tretyrensis


Haworthia truncata


Haworthia turgida


Haworthia variegata


Haworthia venosa


Haworthia virella


Haworthia viscosa

Haworthia vlokii


Haworthia wittebergensis


Haworthia zantneriana


Haworthia zenigata



  • Bayer, M.B. 1976. The Haworthia handbook. National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Bayer, M.B. 1982. The new Haworthia handbook. National Botanic Gardens of South Africa, Kirstenbosch.

  • Bayer, M.B. 1999. Haworthia revisited: a new revision of the genus. Umdaus Press, Pretoria.

  • Scott, C.L. 1985. The genus Haworthia (Liliaceae), a taxonomic revision. Aloe Books, Johannesburg.