Pygmy Hawforthia
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Pygmy Hawforthia
P Introduced Photo: Saroj Kasaju
Common name: Pygmy Hawforthia
Botanical name: Haworthia pygmaea    Family: Asphodelaceae (Aloe family)

Pygmy Hawforthia is a small succulent plant that can grows either solitary or in clumps 10 cm in diameter. Triangular leaves lie in a rosette at the base, and the flowers are borne in a long slender leafless stem. This species can be distinguished, from its relatives, by its flat leaf bases which have more rounded tips, and a grey color. White flowers with greenish veins arise on a foot long slender stem. Pygmy Hawforthia is endemic to the Mossel Bay area of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is cultivated as a succulent plant.

Identification credit: Saroj Kasaju Photographed in Soureni, Mirik, West Bengal.

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