Haworthia truteriorum

Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier

Haworthia truteriorum Breuer & Marx

truteriourum: in honour of Mr Chummy and his wife Deirdre Truter, owners of the type
locality habitat.


H. truteriorum is small attractive plant from Little Karoo, which in first view reminds H. bayeri. It has flecked and bolder leaves with numerous small teeths around the leaf margin. Leaf colour is dull-green with silvery-white facial lines and many white flacks in between the lines. It is the only species in this part of Little Karro, that grows in shale. Bayeri and picta always grows in quartzite or quartzitic conglomerates. Flowering time is mid to late Summer, three months after bayeri and one month later than closely related indigoa. Flower type is same as mirabilis-magnifica group.
 
Distribution map

H. truteriorum is known from two population near Heimersrivier, the type locality. Further South another two population from Ezeljacht were linked to this species. This species was discovered in 2007 by Gerhard Marx and Sean Gildenhuys during their field trip to this area.

Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier

H. truteriorum is still rare in cultivation, but it will be very attractive plant once it will be more propagated and widespread. Propagation must be done by seeds.

Konw localities:
  • near Heimersrivier, TL (3322CD)
  • Ezeljacht (3322DC)
Haworthia truteriorum, Ezeljacht
Haworthia truteriorum, Ezeljacht
Haworthia truteriorum, Ezeljacht
Haworthia truteriorum, Ezeljacht
Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier
Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier
Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier
Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier
Haworthia truteriorum, TL, near Heimersrivier

Haworthia truteriorum