Assessor: Sarah Schumann
The taxonomy of this genus is not yet fully resolved. Taxonomic boundaries are often unclear and the taxa themselves are often immensely variable. The assessment information is therefore subject to the taxon status and recognition (Molteno, S Personal communication, 12 August 2022). This variety is known to be sought after and wild collected to a varying degree of significance due to its variability (Molteno, S Personal communication, 12 August 2022). This genus is in demand and of interest in international horticultural trade, as indicated by several online marketplace, e-commerce and auction sites. Plants of this genus were among those targeted and confiscated during a recent criminal prosecution of illegal plant collecting. There have been several recorded confiscations of species of the Haworthia genus from illegal collection (Confiscation List (2018-2021) provided by Cape Nature and SANBI Karoo Desert Botanical Garden).
This taxon is known from 25 subpopulations (Molteno, S Personal communication, 12 August 2022).
As this taxon does not have a vulnerable population size, recruitment and recovery from harvesting may be possible.