Astroloba

 

Astroloba is a small genus of rosette shaped succulent. The leaves end in a sharp spiny tip. There are very closely related to the Haworthias, and are extremely similar to any of the columnar shaped species. They are separated from the Haworthias by the fact that their flower is regular shaped intead to have the characteristic 2-tipped corolla of the Haworthias.

Many Astroloba are slow to grow and to offset. They take very little frost, and need a good drainage. They are also notorious for some species habits of dropping leaves from segments of the stem, seriously damaging their look.

Species and varieties
Astroloba bullulata
Astroloba congesta
Astroloba corrugata
Astroloba foliolosa
Astroloba herrei
Astroloba sp. (Unresolved Astrolobas)
Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba aspera synonym of Haworthia sp. 'aspera'
Astroloba aspera var. major synonym of Haworthia sp. 'aspera'
Astroloba bicarinata synonym of Astroworthia bicarinata
Astroloba bullata synonym of Astroloba bullulata
Astroloba deltoidea synonym of Astroloba congesta
Astroloba deltoidea var. intermedia synonym of Astroloba congesta
Astroloba deltoidea var. turgida synonym of Astroloba congesta
Astroloba dodsoniana synonym of Astroloba herrei
Astroloba egregia synonym of Astroloba bullulata
Astroloba egregia var. fardeniana synonym of Astroloba bullulata
Astroloba foliolosa ssp. congesta synonym of Astroloba congesta
Astroloba foliolosa ssp. robusta synonym of Astroloba sp. (Unresolved Astrolobas)
Astroloba hallii synonym of Astroloba sp. (Unresolved Astrolobas)
Astroloba herrei var. Dodsoniana synonym of Astroloba herrei
Astroloba muricata synonym of Astroloba corrugata
Astroloba pentagona synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba pentagona var. spiralis synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba pentagona var. spirella synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba pentagona var. torulosa synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba rubriflora synonym of Poellnitzia rubriflora
Astroloba rugosa synonym of Astroloba corrugata
Astroloba skinneri synonym of Astroworthia bicarinata
Astroloba smutsiana synonym of Astroloba sp. (Unresolved Astrolobas)
Astroloba spiralis var. 'Pentagona' synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba spiralis ssp. foliolosa synonym of Astroloba foliolosa
Astroloba spirella synonym of Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba turgida synonym of Astroloba congesta

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