Distribution in the Great Karoo

written on Feb 09, 2019 and last revisited on Mar 08, 2019

The Great Karoo is separated from the Little Karoo by the Swartberg mountains. It is an undulating landscape of 500~1000 m above sea-level. It extends over a great of the northern area. It is characterized by “Karoo Koppies” which are covered by sandstone layers, a dry climate, and sparse vegetation.

The soil is normally fertile, especially in regions where it is associated with banks of decomposing dolerites. The following Haworthias are recorded here: H. arachnoidea, H. bolusii, H. cooperi, H. granulata, H. lockwoodii, H. marumiana, H. nortieri, H. pulchella, H. semiviva, H. tessellata, and H. wittebergensis.

Tankwa Karoo National Park, deep in the Great Karoo, is a biodiversity hotspot of succulents. However with the Haworthia families, only H. venosa is observed here.
Tankwa Karoo National Park, deep in the Great Karoo, is a biodiversity hotspot of succulents. However with the Haworthia families, only H. venosa is observed here.
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