Gasteria Duval

From the Latin gasteri, alluding to the gasteriform (belly-shaped) curved perianths.

Paul Forster.

Grown occasionally as a pot-plant or in dish gardens of succulents. Two species are commonly encountered, although all species are present in Australia in specialist collections.

16 species from S Africa.

Seeds, offsets or leaf cuttings.

Leaves without marginal teeth; perianth with a pronounced basal bulge.

van Jaarsveld (1994).

Source: Forster, P. (2005). Gasteria. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Asphodelaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Gasteria carinata (Mill.) Duval