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Haworthia cymbiformis

Haworthia cymbiformis in flowers. (*)

Haworthia cymbiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asphodelaceae
Genus: Haworthia
Species: Haworthia cymbiformis
Binomial name
Haworthia cymbiformis
(Willd.) Haw. Duval, 1809

Haworthia cymbiformis is a species of the genus Haworthia in the family Asphodelaceae.

Plants are small with a rosette. Leaves are thick, light green.

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

Some other genus such as Fenestraria show transparent end of leaves.

Cultivars

* 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

External links

* (French) photos on www.AIAPS.org




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