Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Small succulent perennials; stem short or absent; roots fibrous. Leaves rosetted, deltoid to linear, succulent, glabrous or tuberculate, margins entire, toothed  or ciliate. Inflorescence axillary, racemose, subspicate, wiry, usually unbranched. Flowers bisexual, zygomorphic, bilabiate; perianth segments subequal, united basally, the 2 lower inner perianth segments distinctly keeled; stamens 6, included in floral tube; style subulate, stigma capitate. Fruit a loculicidal capsule; seeds angular, winged.

87 species from southern Africa, widely cultivated as ornamentals; 1 naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-24
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
genus Haworthia
Subordinate taxa