Scientific Name
Haworthiopsis scabra (Haw.) G.D.Rowley
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
N.A. Helme, D. Raimondo, J.H. Vlok & L. von Staden
Widespread, common and not in danger of extinction.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, Western Cape
Ladismith to Uniondale and the Baviaanskloof.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Fynbos, Succulent Karoo
Quartz patches, bush thicket and crevices in rocky sandstone slopes.
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Haworthiopsis scabra (Haw.) G.D.RowleyLeast Concern 2014.1
Haworthia scabra Haw. var. morrisiae (Poelln.) M.B.BayerData Deficient (Taxonomically Problematic) Raimondo et al. (2009)
Haworthia scabra Haw. var. starkiana (Poelln.) M.B.BayerVU D2Raimondo et al. (2009)
Haworthia scabra Haw. var. johanii M.HayashiLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Haworthia scabra Haw. var. lateganiae (Poelln.) M.B.BayerCritically Rare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Haworthia scabra Haw. var. scabra Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Haworthia starkiana Poelln. var. lateganiae (Poelln.) M.B.BayerEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Bayer, M.B. 1982. The new Haworthia handbook. National Botanical Gardens of South Africa.

Bayer, M.B. 1999. Haworthia Revisited: A revision of the genus. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.

Bayer, M.B. and Manning, J.C. 2012 (Updated online 2013). The Haworthia nomenclator: A list of accepted species with some guidelines for infraspecific names. Haworthia Update 7(4):30-40.

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Manning, J.C. and Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: The Core Cape Flora. Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Rowley, G.D. 2013. Generic concepts in the Alooideae. Part 3 - The phylogenetic story. Alsterworthia International Special Issue 10:1-6.

Helme, N.A., Raimondo, D., Vlok, J.H. & von Staden, L. 2014. Haworthiopsis scabra (Haw.) G.D.Rowley. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2020/08/10

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