Gasteria

 

Gasteria contains about 20 species of South African succulents related to the Aloes. The flowers have a characteristic shape, and their shape is very important in the classification of Gasterias. The name Gasteria comes from the Latine for 'stomach', and refers to the shape of the flower. When trying to identify a Gasteria, it is important to notice that juvenile Gasterias have very different shapes and colors from the adult specimens.

Most gasterias tolerate low light levels, and can be used as house plants.

Propagation is mostly by offsets, and leaf cuttings. A large percentage of the Gasterias in the nursery trade are probably hybrids of uncertain origin.

Species and varieties
Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria batesiana var. batesiana
Gasteria batesiana var. dolomitica
Gasteria baylissiana
Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana
Gasteria brachyphylla var. bayeri
Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria carinata var. glabra
Gasteria carinata var. retusa
Gasteria carinata var. thunbergii
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria croucheri
Gasteria disticha
Gasteria ellaphieae
Gasteria excelsa
Gasteria glauca
Gasteria glomerata
Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii
Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria pendulifolia
Gasteria pillansii var. ernesti-ruschii
Gasteria pillansii var. pillansii
Gasteria polita
Gasteria pulchra
Gasteria rawlinsonii
Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria vlokii
Gasteria acinacifolia var. acinacifolia synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria acinacifolia var. ensifolia synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria acinacifolia var. nitens synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria acinacifolia var. pluripuncta synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria acinacifolia var. spathulata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria acinacifolia var. venusta synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria angulata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria angulata var. truncata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria angustiarum synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria angustifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria antandroi synonym of Aloe antandroi
Gasteria apicroides synonym of Gastroloba apicroides
Gasteria armstrongii synonym of Gasteria nitida var. armstrongii
Gasteria bayfieldii synonym of Gasterhaworthia bayfieldii
Gasteria beckeri synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria biformis synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria bijliae synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria brevifolia synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria brevifolia var. laetevirens synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria brevifolia var. perviridis synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria caespitosa synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria candicans synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria carinata var. falcata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria carinata var. latifolia synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria carinata var. parva synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria carinata var. strigata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria chamaegigas synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria cheilophylla synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria cheilophylla synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria colubrina synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria conspurcata synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria crassifolia synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria decipiens synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria denticulata synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria dicta synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria disticha var. angustifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria disticha var. conspurcata synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria disticha var. major synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria disticha var. minor synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria disticha var. natalensis synonym of Gasteria croucheri
Gasteria elongata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria ensifolia synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria ernesti-ruschii synonym of Gasteria pillansii var. ernesti-ruschii
Gasteria excavata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria fasciata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria fasciata var. laxa synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria fasciata var. polyspila synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria formosa synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria fuscopunctata synonym of Gasteria excelsa
Gasteria gigantea synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria glabra synonym of Gasteria carinata var. glabra
Gasteria gracilis synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria guttata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria herreana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria holtzei synonym of Gasterhaworthia holtzei
Gasteria humilis synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria huttoniae synonym of Gasteria excelsa
Gasteria inexpectata synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria intermedia synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria intermedia var. asperrima synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria intermedia var. laevior synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria intermedia var. longior synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria joubertii synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria kewensis synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria kirsteana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria laetepuncta synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria laetepunctata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria laevis synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria latevirens synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria latifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria lauchei synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria liliputana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana
Gasteria lingua synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria linita synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria loeriensis synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria longiana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria longibracteata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria longifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria lutzii synonym of Gasteria excelsa
Gasteria maculata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria maculata var. dregeana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria maculata var. fallax synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria maculata var. maculata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria margaritifera synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria marmorata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria mollis synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria multiplex synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria neliana synonym of Gasteria pillansii var. pillansii
Gasteria nigricans synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria nigricans var. crassifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria nigricans var. fasciata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria nigricans var. guttata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria nigricans var. marmorata synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria nigricans var. platyphylla synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria nigricans var. polyspila synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria nigricans var. subnigricans synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria nitens synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria nitida var. grandipunctata synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria nitida var. parvipunctata synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria obliqua synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria obtusa synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria obtusifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria pallescens synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria parva synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria parvifolia synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria patentissima synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria peacockii synonym of Gasteraloe peacockii
Gasteria pethamensis synonym of Gasteraloe pethamensis
Gasteria pethamensis synonym of Gasteraloe pethamensis
Gasteria picta synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria planifolia synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria platyphylla synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria pluripuncta synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria poellnitziana synonym of Gasteria pulchra
Gasteria porphyrophylla synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria prolifera synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria pseudonigricans var. glabrior synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria radulosa synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria reinwardtii synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria repens synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria retata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria retusifolia synonym of Gasteria disticha
Gasteria rufescens synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria salmdyckiana synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria schweickerdtiana synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria spiralis synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria spiralis var. tortulata synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria squarrosa synonym of Gasterhaworthia squarrosa
Gasteria stayneri synonym of Gasteria nitida var. nitida
Gasteria strigata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria subcarinata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria subnigricans synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria subnigricans var. canaliculata synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria subnigricans var. glabrior synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria subrigida synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria subverrucosa synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria subverrucosa var. grandipunctata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria subverrucosa var. marginata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria subverrucosa var. parvipunctata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria sulcata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria thunbergii synonym of Gasteria carinata var. thunbergii
Gasteria transvaalensis synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria triebneriana synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria trigona synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria trigona var. kewensis synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria undata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. carinata
Gasteria variolosa synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor
Gasteria venusta synonym of Gasteria acinacifolia
Gasteria verrucosa synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria verrucosa var. asperrima synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria verrucosa var. intermedia synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria verrucosa var. latifolia synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria verrucosa var. scaberrima synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria verrucosa var. striata synonym of Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa
Gasteria vlaaktensis synonym of Gasteria brachyphylla var. brachyphylla
Gasteria worrinkae synonym of Gasteria sp. (Unresolved Gasterias)
Gasteria zeyheri synonym of Gasteria bicolor var. bicolor

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