Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Weird Haworthia With No Online Info

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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Sep 2, 2017 7:39 PM CST
So at this greenhouse today I stumbled upon this striking Haworthia and it was labeled as "Haworthia icosophylla". After entering the name in google, I have found absolutely NO information/photographs in regards to this plant. It is almost like no one knows it even exists. Is this plant usually under a different name? Super intrigued by this! Thanks!

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Sep 2, 2017 7:53 PM CST
It is listed in Pilbeams' book Haworthia and Astroloba as a hybrid name that should have disappeared from the genus listing. So perhaps it has. The hybrid cross has suspected parentage of H. glabrata or H. tortuosa.

My thought would be not to worry about it but enjoy it for what it is...
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 2, 2017 7:57 PM CST
You are right, Haworthia icosophylla doesn't exist. The Plant List says it is 'unresolved' whatever that means.

Look at Haworthia cooperi. There is a lot of variability within the species but it looks like a good match.
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Name: Lindsey
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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ljones26
Sep 2, 2017 8:33 PM CST
Thank you both!!(: I did not purchase it, just was intrigued by it because it didn't look my H. cooperi or other haworthias I have at home! Smiling
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Stush2019
Sep 14, 2017 9:27 AM CST
I'm glad I was late for this. I was going to say it looks a lot like my Cymbiformis. With so many hybrids I can see why it is 'unresolved'. Too many look a likes. I have several that I will never know the ID to.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 14, 2017 9:40 AM CST
That is a pretty haworthia. Lovey dubby
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Stush2019
Sep 15, 2017 11:39 AM CST
Picture of my Cymbiformis;

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I am a sucker for variegated ones;


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Mixed group;

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I've gotten over my head with these and have trouble bring them in for the winter months. Ran out of window space. Using lights in the cellar now.
I would be nice to start a section just on Aloaceae : Aloes, Gasteria, Hawothia and hybirds.
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Name: Lindsey
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ljones26
Sep 15, 2017 12:27 PM CST
Wow you have some GORGEOUS Haworthias!!! Lovey dubby
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Stush2019
Sep 16, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Thank you. Shame that the pups coming from limifolia variegated has only produced plain green. Got badly sun burned this summer and lost it's roots. Happens a lot with haworthia when overheated in summer. Should have kept them in a more shaded cooler area. They regrow their roots easily. Just looks badly and will take another year to look that good again.

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It's starting to look much better now. The outer leaves will always look bad until I pull them off so I am leaving them on. Better for the plant. I will leave this one in the house all year from now on.
I purchased most of them from 'Out of Africa' and was way cheaper than Ebay. Also a good friend of mine is into them more than I am and gave me some also.

JamieLC
Mar 24, 2018 8:45 PM CST
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Does anyone know what kind of haworthia this is? This is the mother and one of the offshoots and I can't seem to figure out what kind it could be
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Stush2019
Mar 25, 2018 7:24 AM CST
Well, that is a can of worms. Some believe it is a form of Haworthia but I believe it is an Aloe.
It goes by many names. Aloworthia "Black Gem", Aloe Wansley, and a few others. Both are in the subfamily Asphodeloideae which makes them able to cross pollinate each other and produce hybrids.
Your pup shows signs of variegation. There is one called Wansley variegated which looses it's variegation with age.
Name: Dennis O'Neill
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OldBlue
Mar 27, 2018 4:00 PM CST
Sorry, I'm back to the original post of what's this Haworthia. I think ljones's plant may be a H. retusa f. acuminate or H magnifica v. acuminate. I don't have either but I do have H. Grey Ghost and that plant is related to one of the above. The marking on my Grey Ghost are very similar to your plant, just a guess though.
It all began in a garden.
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Stush2019
Mar 28, 2018 7:30 AM CST
I still have about 5 or 6 haworthia that I can't positively ID. Just guesses. Some are impossible to ID.

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