Family: Asphodelaceae, formerly Xanthorrhoeaceae
Common Name: Haworthiopsis
Origin: Haworthiopsis coarctata originates from the rocky terrains of Eastern Cape, South Africa, extending from Grahamstown to Addo in the west and Fish River in the east.
Description: H. coarctata is a stemless succulent that develops a solid column of fleshy rosettes. The leaves are dark green with raised white tubercles, smaller, smoother, and rounder than those of H. reinwardtii, with which the species is often confused. Additionally, the leaves of H. coarctata are wider and slightly fatter than H. reinwardtii.
From late spring to fall, mature rosettes will produce a whip-like raceme, up to 12 inches tall, that bears greenish-white, tubular flowers.
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