Haworthia flowers – some comments as a character source, Appendix 4

Appendix 4.

Haworthia flowers – some comments on them as a character source.

No conclusion is written to this appendix.  It is evident to me that there just is no way for me to generate a composite picture for each set of flowers by which one can adequately compare.  In general the summer flowering cf H. retusa set have flowers that are correspondingly lighter coloured than those of the darker flower of the correspondingly darker H. mirabilis set.  While gathering the plant pictures from files it struck me how similar plants are from quite different sets across both groups and persuading me that H. retusa and H. mirabilis are in fact one integral system and H. mutica and H. pygamea are western and eastern offshoots.

Acknowledgement:

I must again appreciate the kindness and helpfulness of landowners in allowing access.  Neels and Suzanne Smit of Volmoed; Hector Odendaal of Dankbaar; Jon and Cindy Webber of Klipport;  Tom,Trevennan and Hesphia Barry of Van Reenens Crest, and Coetzee and Surieta Uys of  Morning Star.  The present owner of the Bromberg site could not be established.  The other plants photographed are not field plants and neither can they be seen as any more than flowers of one or few cultivated specimens with provenance already acknowledged.

 

The following additional populations and plants were observed:-

1. MBB7954 H. mutica, Volmoed.
2. MBB6512 H. mutica, Klipport.
3. MBB7741 H. mutica, Dankbaar.
4. & 5. MBB7920 and MBB7921 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest.
6. MBB7803 H. rossouwii, Morning Star, S. Heidelberg.

In addition I include pictures from plants in cultivation:-

7. MBB7758 H. retusa, Skietbaan, S Riversdale.
8. MBB7780 H. retusa (geraldii), Komserante, E Riversdale.
9. MBB7781 H. retusa (foucheii), Komserante, E Riversdale.
10. MBB7776 H. retusa, Pienaarsrivier, W. Riversdale.
11. MBB6747 H. pygmaea, Vleesbaai.
12. MBB3323 H. comptoniana, Georgida.

The population H. rossouwii (elizeae) at Bromberg, Stormsvlei was visited but the plants were only in very early bud.

The Heidelberg H. rossouwii is a small solitary plant and only known to me from two populations.   H. rossouwii (elizeae) is also small, proliferous and very problematic.  It is so far only known to me as one very restricted population. I doubt if the eastern end of the Riviersonderend Mountains have ever been adequately explored to exclude it from there.  Even the Bromberg alone could yield more populations.

The plants.

1. MBB7954 H. mutica, Volmoed, Rondeheuewel.

 

2. MBB6512 H. mutica, Klipport.

 

3. MBB7741 H. mutica, Dankbaar.

 

4. MBB7920 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest.

 

5. MBB7921 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest.

 

6. MBB7803 H. rossouwii, Morning Star, S. Heidelberg.

 

 7. MBB7758 H. retusa, Skietbaan, S Riversdale.

 

 8. MBB7780 H. retusa (geraldii), Komserante, E Riversdale.

 

 9. MBB7781 H. retusa (foucheii), Komserante, E Riversdale.

 

10. MBB7776 H. retusa, Pienaarsrivier, W. Riversdale.

 

 11. MBB6747 H. pygmaea, Vleesbaai.

 

 12. MBB3323 H. comptoniana, Georgida.

 

 

2. The Buds.

1. MBB7954 H. mutica, Volmoed.

2. MBB6512 H. mutica, Klipport.

3. MBB7741 H. mutica, Dankbaar.

4. MBB7720 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest.

5. MBB7721 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest.

6. MBB7803 H. rossouwii, Morning Star, S. Heidelberg.

7. MBB7758 H. retusa, Skietbaan.

8. MBB7780 H. retusa (geraldii), Komserante.

9. MBB7781 H. retusa (foucheii), Komserante.

10. MBB7776 H. retusa, Pienaarsrivier, W. Riversdale.

11. MBB6747 H. pygmaea, Vleesbaai.

12. MBB3323 H. comptoniana, Georgida.

 

3. The Flowers.

1. MBB7954 H. mutica, Volmoed.
7754.1b 7754.2b 7754.3b 7754.4b

7754.1a 7754.2a 7754.3a 7754.4a

 

2. MBB6512 H. mutica, Klipport.
6512.1b 6512.2b 6512.3b 6512.4b 6512.5b 6512.6b 6512.7b 6512.8b 6512.9b 6512.10b 6512.11b 6512.12b 6512.13b 6512.14b 6512.15b 6512.16b 6512.17b 6512.18b 6512.19b 6512.20b 6512.21b 6512.22b 6512.23b 6512.24b 6512.26b 6512.27b 6512.28b 6512.29b 6512.30b 6512.31b 6512.32b 6512.33b 6512.34b

6512.13a 6512.14a 6512.15a 6512.16a 6512.17a 6512.18a 6512.19a 6512.20a 6512.21a 6512.22a 6512.23a 6512.24a 6512.25a 6512.27a 6512.29a 6512.28a 6512.30a 6512.31a 6512.32a 6512.33a 6512.34a 6512.1a 6512.2a 6512.3a 6512.4a 6512.5a 6512.6a 6512.7a 6512.8a 6512.9a 6512.10a 6512.11a 6512.12a

 

3. MBB7741 H. mutica, Dankbaar.
7741.10b 7741.11b 7741.12b 7741.13b 7741.14b 7741.15b 7741.16b 7741.18b 7741.17b 7741.19b 7741.20b 7741.21b 7741.22b 7741.23b 7741.24b 7741.25b 7741.26b 7741.27b 7741.28b 7741.29b 7741.30b 7741.31b 7741.32b 7741.33b 7741.34b 7741.35b 7741.1b 7741.2b7741.3b 7741.4b 7741.5b 7741.6b 7741.7b 7741.8b 7741.9b

7741.5a 7741.6a 7741.7a 7741.8a 7741.9a 7741.10a 7741.11a 7741.12a 7741.13a 7741.14a 7741.15a 7741.16a 7741.17a 7741.18a 7741.19a 7741.20a 7741.21a 7741.22a 7741.23a 7741.24a 7741.25a 7741.26a 7741.27a 7741.28a 7741.29a 7741.30a 7741.31a 7741.32a 7741.33a 7741.34a 7741.35a 7741.1a 7741.2a 7741.3a 7741.4a

 

4. MBB7920 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest. (Image files are mislabeled as 7720, but Bayer confirms these are 7920 – ed.)
7720.12b 7720.13b 7720.14b 7720.15b 7720.16b 7720.17b 7720.18b 7720.19b 7720.20b 7720.21b 7720.22b 7720.23b 7720.5b 7720.1b 7720.2b 7720.3b 7720.4b 7720.5b 7720.6b 7720.7b 7720.8b 7720.9b 7720.10b 7720.11b

7720.1a 7720.2a 7720.3a 7720.4a 7720.5a 7720.6a 7720.7a 7720.8a 7720.9a 7720.10a 7720.12a 7720.11a 7720.13a 7720.14a 7720.15a 7720.16a 7720.17a 7720.18a 7720.19a 7720.20a 7720.21a 7720.22a 7720.23a

 

5. MBB7921 H. retusa (nigra), Van Reenens Crest. (Image files are mislabeled as 7721, but Bayer confirms these are 7921 – ed.)
7721.1b 7721.2b 7721.3b 7721.4b 7721.5b 7721.6b 7721.7b 7721.9b 7721.8b 7721.10b 7721.11b

7721.1a 7721.2a 7721.3a 7721.4a 7721.5a 7721.6a 7721.7a 7721.8a 7721.9a 7721.10a 7721.11a

6. MBB7803 H. rossouwii, Morning Star, S. Heidelberg.
7803.1b 7803.2b 7803.3b 7803.4b 7803.5b 7803.6b 7803.7b 7803.8b 7803.9b 7803.10b 7803.11b 7803.12b 7803.13b 7803.14b 7803.15b 7803.16b 7803.17b 7803.18b 7803.19b 7803.20b

7803.20a 7803.1a 7803.2a 7803.3a 7803.4a 7803.5a 7803.6a 7803.7a 7803.8a 7803.9a 7803.10a 7803.11a 7803.12a 7803.13a 7803.14a 7803.15a 7803.16a 7803.17a 7803.18a 7803.19a

7. MBB7758 H. retusa, Skietbaan.
7758.6b 7758.5b 7758.16b 7758.15b 7758.14b 7758.13b 7758.12b 7758.11b 7758.10b 7758.9b 7758.8b 7758.7b 7758.4b 7758.3b 7758.2b 7758.1b

7758.16a 7758.15a 7758.14a 7758.13a 7758.12a 7758.11a 7758.10a 7758.9a 7758.8a 7758.7a 7758.6a 7758.5a 7758.4a 7758.3a 7758.2a 7758.1a

 

8. MBB7780 H. retusa (geraldii), Komserante.
7780 H. retusa. Komserante 4908 7780 H. retusa. Komserante 4907

 

9. MBB7781 H. retusa (foucheii), Komserante.
7781.6b 7781.5b 7781.4b 7781.3b 7781.2b 7781.1b

7781.6a 7781.5a 7781.4a 7781.3a 7781.2a 7781.1a

 

10. MBB7776 H. retusa, Pienaarsrivier, W. Riversdale.
7776.4b 7776.3b 7776.2b 7776.1b

7776.4a 7776.3a 7776.2a 7776.1a

11. MBB6747 H. pygmaea, Vleesbaai.
6747.4b 6747.3b 6747.2b 6747.1b

6747.1a 6747.4a 6747.3a 6747.2a

 

12. MBB3323 H. comptoniana, Georgida.
33.3b 33.2b 33.1b

33.2a 33.3a 33.1a