Synonym: Gasteria disticha var. angustifolia, Gasteria platyphylla, Gasteria nigricans var. crassifolia, Gasteria disticha var. conspurcata, Gasteria conspurcata, Gasteria angustifolia, Gasteria obtusifolia, Gasteria nigricans, Gasteria mollis, Gasteria longifolia, Gasteria latifolia, Gasteria disticha var. minor, Gasteria denticulata, Gasteria retusifolia, Aloe nigricans, Aloe obtusifolia, Aloe angustifolia, Aloe lingua var. latifolia, Aloe conspurcata, Aloe crassifolia, Aloe lingua var. angustifolia, Aloe obscura, Aloe lingua var. longifolia, Aloe linguiformis, Aloe mollis, Aloe nigricans var. denticulata, Aloe lingua var. crassifolia, Aloe disticha, Gasteria disticha var. major
The genus name comes the greek word for stomach.
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