South Africa – October 6, 2002

Sunday 6 October: Calitzdorp – Welkom – Rietvlei – Rooibergpas – Vanwyksdorp – Sandkraal – Muiskraal – Riversdal – Kweekkraal

Hawortthia arachnoidea on shale along the Calitz Dam Road north of Calitzdorp. S33’29”, E021’42”.
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Haworthia setata south of Ladismith, south of the airstrip on a ridge.  S33’31”, E021’15”.DSC01435 DSC01436 DSC01437DSC01439 DSC01440

Then on to Sandkraal and Haworthia emelyae in flower in quartz in flats right along the side of the road.  S33’55”, E021’17”.
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Dr. Hayashi calls this form of Haworthia emelyae at Muskrall H. wimii.  27km north of Riversdale at S33’55”, E021’12”.
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Next comes the famous Haworthia splendens at Snymanskraal, behind farm house at Deikret, a very small and threatened population.  Luckily other populations have been found.
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Nearby in east Albertina we found the Mary Parisi and Ed Dunne plants.DSC01480 DSC01481 DSC01484 DSC01485 DSC01486 DSC01489 DSC01490 DSC01491

At the same stop, but on the other side of the N2 road at Keurfontein turnoff were Haworthia minima.  S34’12”, E21’39”.
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Haworthia magnifica south of Riversdale at Skeitbaan.  S34’06”, E021’14”.DSC01498 DSC01499 DSC01500 DSC01501 DSC01502 DSC01503 DSC01504 DSC01505 DSC01506


100’s of Haworthia atrofusca at Vermaakikheid turnoff on a bank in mud.  S34’07, E21’13.DSC01509 DSC01512 DSC01513 DSC01515 DSC01516



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South Africa – October 5, 2002

Saturday 5 October: Oudtshoorn – Dysseldorp – Hasenjagd – Oude Muragie – Koos Raubenheimer Dam

Haworthia mucronata and Haworthia truncata at Volmoed. S33’40”, E022’04”.DSC01372 DSC01374DSC01373 DSC01375


Haworthia outeniquensis (type locality). S33’49”, E022’02”.DSC01380c DSC01380d


Haworthia minima at Moerasrivier.  S33’49”, E022’02”.DSC01381 DSC01383 DSC01383c DSC01383e DSC01385

At Dysellsdorp, west of Oudtshoorn, behind the dump, northwest of town there are thousands of Haworthia truncata and Haworthia archnoidea.  S33’34”, E022’24”.DSC01384 DSC01387 DSC01388 DSC01391c DSC01391

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Aloe longistylla and Haworthia maughani south of Calitzdorp.  S33’34”, E021’40”.DSC01394 DSC01396 DSC01399 DSC01400

Haworthia mucronata nigricans, 10km south east of Calitzdorpon hill above road quarry on Gamka road east.  S33’37”, E021’43”.
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Fileds of Astroloba and Haworthia viscosa at Gamka Oos turnoff.  S33’33”, E021’42”.
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South Africa – October 4, 2002

Friday 4 October: Geelhoutbos – Rondekop – Uniondale – Avontuur – Ezeljagd – Herold – Witkliprug – Oudtshoorn


Lawrence Loucka, Magriet Kruger, Kotie Retief, Mary Stone, Pieter Kruger, Dr. Hayashi, Harry Mays, Gretchen Loucka, Gerhard Marx.

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Vaalkrans farm and Haworthia comptoniana north of Uniondale, west of Willowmore in stones, north of the road.  S33’25”, E023’14”.
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Haworthia bayerii across from Rondekop farm, also with Gasteria brachyphylla. S33’25”, E023’13”.
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Haworthia outeniquensis at Herold in rock cracks under pine trees.  S33’50”, E022’26”.
Haworthia picta at Die Meule ‘The Mill’ 30km south of Oudtshoorn.  S33’47”, E022’20”.DSC01358 DSC01361 DSC01362 DSC01363 DSC01366

Port Wine Guest House, Calitzdorp
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South Africa – October 3, 2002

Thursday 3 October: Jeffrey’s Bay – Hankey – Patensie – Kouga Dam – Baviaanskloof – Geelhoutbos (Zandvlakte) = Zandvlakte Guest House Baviaanskloof

East of Hankey we find Haworthia gracilis and Gasteria pulchra.  S33’50”, E024’53”.DSC01255 DSC01256 DSC01257 DSC01258 DSC01259 DSC01260b DSC01262 DSC01263 DSC01267 DSC01268

2km North of Hankey near Hallelujah Farm, Haworthia radula and Aloe humilis. S33’49”, E24’53”.
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Haworthia longiana at Patensie. S33’43”, E024’47”.DSC01277 DSC01278 DSC01279

Kougadam, the home of Gasteria ellaphieae.
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Stop, stop, stop I think I just  saw an Haworthia flower … Haworthia cooperi gordoniana. S33’39”, E024’29”.
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Next stop Zandvlakte Guest House – Baviaanskloof

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DSC01293Zandvlakte Guest House – Baviaanskloof
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South Africa – October 2, 2002

Wednesday 2 October: Addo Elephant Park – Addo – over Kirkwood to Kleinpoort – Springbokvlakte – Cockscomb View – Uitenhage – Jeffrey’s Bay

Haworthia springbokvlakensis in quartz gravel S33’27”, E024’50”.
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Haworthia sordida at Kleinport across the road from Padstal #23.DSC01205DSC01206 DSC01207 sordida DSC01209 DSC01208


Haworthia woolleyi at Springbokvlakte S33’25”, E024’47”.DSC01211 DSC01212 DSC01213 DSC01214 DSC01215 DSC01216 DSC01217 DSC01218 DSC01219

Haworthia bruynsii on shale on flats in open at Cockscomb View south of Steytlerville Springbokvlakte.  S33’27”, E024’49”.
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Gasteria armstrongii near Jeffery’s Bay S33’56”, E24’58”.
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