Haworthia fasciata (Willd.) Haw., Saxifrag. Enum. 2: 54 1821. (Syn: Aloe fasciata (Willd.) Salm-Dyck ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Aloe fasciata var. major Salm-Dyck; Aloe subfasciata Salm-Dyck ex Schult. & Schult.f.; Apicra fasciata Willd.; Catevala fasciata (Willd.) Kuntze; Catevala subfasciata (Salm-Dyck ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Kuntze; Haworthia browniana Poelln.; Haworthia fasciata f. browniana (Poelln.) M.B.Bayer ……..; Haworthia pumila subsp. fasciata (Willd.) Halda; Haworthia subfasciata (Salm-Dyck ex Schult. & Schult.f.) Baker);
Haworthia fasciata is a species of succulent plant from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It is sometimes referred to as the “zebra haworthia” and, as an ornamental, it is one of the most commonly cultivated of the Haworthia species.
The plants are generally small, less than 10 cm (4 in) high. The triangular shaped leaves are dark green with narrow white crested strips on the outside. At the end of the leaf is a non acute spine. Flowers appear in summer on the end of an inflorescence.
The species has very similar markings to Haworthia attenuata, both of which are commonly grown as house plants. The two are therefore frequently confused with each other. However Haworthia fasciata can easily be distinguished by its white tubercles, which occur only on the lower (outer) sides of its leaves (H. attenuata has tubercles on both sides). The leaves of H. fasciata are also stouter, more deltoid, and fibrous inside.
(From Wikipedia on 9.1.15)
Succulents Continued:: Haworthia faciata from Solan- NS DEC01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
This was shot from Solan, as there was a placard around, this is labelled as Haworthia faciata in this post..
Hopefully, this is rightly labelled..
Succulents Continued:: Haworthia from Darjeeling- NS DEC 04 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)
This ornamental was recorded from Darjeeling.. I hope this is a Haworthia sp. again, please suggest id..
4(1) is belongs genus Aloe brevifolia
flowers are not reminiscent of aloe flowers
Yes it is Aloe brevifolia
can you please enlarge your original pic to better show the edges of the leaves, please do this to several leaves… i want to rule out spicules/thorns/spikes at the edges … esp. in light of the flowers and the inflorescence
As I am having a single habit picture, all I could do is this..
Thanks … this does it. NO thorns are seen. do you see any thorns, … ??? only small nubs. that’s haworthia
also most aloes that have white streaks on the epidermis layer are almost flat with the surface, if you run a finger you cant really feel the streaks, however in haworthias these are white knobs, that clinically if you touch or run a finger over you can feel them as little knubby things.. knobs…
haworthias have knobby white structures…
most of the aloes i have ever seen or read about have thorns.. soft or hard
Aloe brevifolia has soft thorns see this from wiki (a lot of good literature is in German) I quote this paragraph from wiki: Aloe brevifolia (Kleinaalwyn, short-leaved aloe) is a tiny, compact, blue-green aloe, that is native to the Western Cape, South Africa.Appearance
The Kleinaalwyn tends to sprout suckers from its sides that become new rosettes. Consequently it can form large clumps. The leaves are short and fat and edged with soft, harmless, white teeth. In fact, the name “brevifolia” means “short-leaf” in Latin. The plant is also distinctive for its gray-blue color.
In November it sends up a (relatively) tall inflorescence with bright red flowers.
URL for this paragraph is :
Pictures show the thorns…https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5884
and images show typical inflorescence for aloe and all sites show / write about red flowers.
A little careful and diligent differential diagnosis of haworthia and aloe including its flowers and inflorescence will give the student of these species a reasonable reassurance,.
my final dx is its Howarthia sp. and if I had to name it… Haworthia attenuata.
… hope this helps