The name Haworthia papillaris is applied to this very interesting form of Haworthia truncata from the vicinity of Dysselsdorp in the Southern Cape.
Although the plants are smaller then most other Haworthia truncata, they are covered with little protrusions or papillae over their bodies.
The plants are usually well hidden under bushes or debris (old leaves, twigs etc). This makes them very difficult to find. Haworthia papillaris is a rare, choice plant in collections. It does not seem to flower as prolifically as some other truncata, and seed production in nature tends to be rather skimpy.
Propagation is (similar to other Haworthia truncata) by seed, leaf cuttings or root cuttings.