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Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana

Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana
Common names: dwarf ox-tongue, lilliput gasteria (Eng.), klein-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden September 2002 Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana proliferates from the base forming dense ... mm in diameter, with a wing for wind dispersal. Gasteria bicolor  var.  liliputana  is a rare endemic of Eastern Cape ...

09 / 09 / 2002 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria polita

Flowers
Common names: polished gasteria, polished ox tongue
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2003   Gasteria polita plants are small, solitary, stemless rosettes up to 120 mm ... and the seeds it produces are black, 3-4 x 2-3 mm. Gasteria polita is the only gasteria solely confined to afro-temperate forest ...

20 / 01 / 2003 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria croucheri

Gasteria croucheri flowers
Common names: forest gasteria, forest ox-tongue, Natal gasteria (Eng.); bosaalwee, oukossies, Natal beestong (Afr.); impundu, iqhomololo (isiZulu)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... information updated September 2016   Gasteria croucheri is a solitary or cluster-forming plant, up to 400 mm high, ... Flowering time is from late spring to summer. Gasteria croucheri has a wide distribution from the Mzimvubu River in the ...

21 / 06 / 2004 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria acinacifolia

Flowers
Common names: coast ox-tongue (Eng.); kus-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... x 5-6 mm. Flowering time: September to December. Gasteria acinacifolia is one of 21 recognized Gasteria species, all endemic to South Africa and is distributed from ...

30 / 05 / 2005 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria batesiana

Flowers of Gasteria batesiana
Common names: wart-leaf gasteria (Eng.); knoppies-beestong (Afr.); indvololwane (siSwati)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... x 2-3 mm. Flowering time: October to December Gasteria batesiana has the most northerly distribution in the genus, ... cultivar name 'Mzimduzi'. The most attractive form of Gasteria batesiana originates from Barberton in Mpumalanga, bearing dark ...

13 / 03 / 2006 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria glomerata

Flowers
Common names: Kouga gasteria (Eng.); Kouga-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... mm. Flowering time: spring. The terrain of Gasteria glomerata is rugged, (Fig. 135), inhospitable and the plants occur ... Diagnostic features and variation: Superficially Gasteria glomerata resembles G. baylissiana which has rough, dark ...

03 / 04 / 2006 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria pillansii

Gasteria pillansii inflorescence
Common names: Namaqua gasteria (Eng.); Namakwa-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2005 Gasteria pillansii is stemless, 50-200 X 60-400 mm, proliferating from ... 4-5 x 2.5 mm. Flowering time: November to April. Gasteria pillansii is endemic to the dry winter rainfall region in a 100-150 ...

01 / 05 / 2006 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria tukhelensis

Close up of flowers,flowering at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Tugela ox-tongue (Eng.), Tugela-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... National Botanical Garden May 2007 Gasteria tukhelensis is a more or less stemless succulent, up to 250 mm ... 5-7 mm long and 2-3 mm broad seeds are released. Gasteria species occur more or less in a continuous belt along the coastal ...

28 / 05 / 2007 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria rawlinsonii

Gasteria rawlinsonii in flower, in cultivation
Common names: Baviaanskloof cliff gasteria (Eng.); kransbeestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Botanical Garden November 2009 This Gasteria is a long-lived, drooping succulent shrub with long leafy stems. Its ... is 18 mm long and the black seeds are 3-4 mm wide. Gasteria rawlinsonii is restricted to the Baviaanskloof and Kouga Mountains ...

23 / 11 / 2009 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria glauca

Gasteria glauca in flower in cultivation at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Kouga River gasteria (Eng.); Kouga-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... flattish seeds are blackish, 3 mm long and 2 mm wide. Gasteria glauca differs from other species of the genus by its leaves which ... from the Kouga Dam area and further to the east. Gasteria glauca is restricted to the Kouga River region. It occurs in a gorge ...

30 / 11 / 2009 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria vlokii

Gasteria vlokii habitat on Waboomsberg, Western Cape
Common names: Swartberg ox-tongue (Eng.); Swartberg-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... in diameter. Seeds 3-5 mm long and 2 mm wide, black. Gasteria vlokii is related to G. ellaphieae from the Kouga Region ... mm long. Flowering time: January to February. Gasteria vlokii is known only from a few localities: the top of Waboomsberg ...

08 / 03 / 2010 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria doreeniae

Gasteria doreeniae growing in its natural habitat at Swartwaterspoort (E. Cape)
Common names: Doreen's gasteria (Eng); Swartwaterspoort-beestong (Afr)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... is 18 mm long, the seeds 3-4×2-3 mm, black. Gasteria doreeniae is one of 7 Gasteria species growing on cliffs. It is related to G. baylissiana ...

04 / 04 / 2011 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria ellaphieae

Gasteria ellaphieae in habitat at Kouga Dam.
Common names: Ellaphie's gasteria
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Flowering period: January-February. Gasteria ellaphieae is related to G. nitida which is a much larger ... sometimes superficially resembles a Haworthia. Gasteria ellaphieae grows in a succulent-rich community often among thorny ...

18 / 04 / 2011 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria armstrongii

Gasteria armstrongii
Common names: flat-leaf gasteria (Eng.); platblaar-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Flowering period: January-February (midsummer). Gasteria armstrongii is related to G. nitida which is a much larger ... true stone plant resembling its pebbly background. Gasteria armstrongii grows in a fynbos community known as Humansdorp Shale ...

30 / 05 / 2011 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria pulchra

Gasteria pulchra plant
Common names: none recorded
Family: Asphodelaceae

... but with a peak in spring (September-October). Gasteria pulchra is related to G. nitida which is a smaller grassland plant with much shorter triangular leaves. Gasteria pulchra is quite common in the Hankey and Patensie districts in the ...

26 / 03 / 2012 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria carinata

Gasteria carinata growing in its natural habitat (Near Bredasdorp, W. Cape)
Common names: Keeled ox-tongue, Bredasdorp gasteria (Eng.); Bredasdorp-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... but with a peak in spring (September-October). Gasteria carinata is related to G. nitida which has bright ... open, up to 1 m tall, interspersed with taller shrubs. Gasteria carinata is very variable in leaf shape, colour and texture. Three ...

09 / 04 / 2012 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria excelsa

Gasteria excelsa in flower at Kirstenbosch, growing on a dry stone wall
Common names: thicket ox-tongue (Eng.); ruigte-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... Summer (November-February, Southern Hemisphere). Gasteria excelsa is related to G. nitida which is a smaller grassland ... shorter leaves and bright orange-pink flowers. Gasteria excelsa is widely distributed in the Eastern Cape, from Port Alfred ...

11 / 06 / 2012 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria disticha

Gasteria disticha var. disticha growing in its natural habitat in Succulent Karoo vegetation near Robertson
Common names: Great Karoo ox-tongue (Eng.); grootkaroo-beestong, boesmanrys (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... period: July-February, but mainly in September. Gasteria disticha is closely related to G. brachyphylla which grows in ... Valley Karoo Bioregion) in Succulent Karoo vegetation. Gasteria disticha var. langebergensis is immediately distinguished from ...

30 / 07 / 2012 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria brachyphylla

Gasteria brachypylla growin near Oudtshoorn
Common names: Klein Karoo ox-tongue (Eng.); Klein Karoo-beestong, boesmanrys (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... and the flattish black seeds 3-4 mm long, 2-3 mm wide. Gasteria brachyphylla is closely related to G. disticha which ... immediately recognized by its smooth often shiny texture. Gasteria brachyphylla is an attractive medium-sized Gasteria species. ...

27 / 08 / 2012 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Gasteria baylissiana

Flowering stem
Common names: Suurberg ox-tongue (Eng.); Suurberg-beestong (Afr.)
Family: Asphodelaceae

... the seeds are oblong, 4 mm long, 3 mm wide. Most Gasteria species are confined to the Eastern Cape. Gasteria baylissiana is one of about 12 Gasteria species with a ...

27 / 05 / 2013 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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