ISI 2009-22. Haworthia cooperi var viridis (Bayer) Bayer

The nomenclatural history of this taxon is rather confused, to say the least. Nevertheless, while the name has changed, our plants have slowly and innocently offset to form diminutive, mounding, and blemish-free specimens without any special protection. Divisions of HBG 98584, plants received as JDV 94/30. This number is that of haworthia authority Kobus Venter whose list includes this as H. gracilis. In Haworthia Revisited (1999), Bayer and Venter recognized several varieties of this species, including var viridis. Bayer later recombined the variety under H. cooperi. This collection is reported to have been from a south slope east of the wall of Kouga Dam in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. $8.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 81 (2), March - April, 2009