Gasteria pillansii is easily grown in containers in a shady spot, but has to be kept dry during summer months and it prefers shade. Scientific name: Gasteria batesiana Rowley. Name Language; Namaqua gasteria: English: Propose photo. Gasteria neliana Poelln. Roy. Both are attractive, small succulents that can tolerate somewhat more shade than many succulents, which makes them more suitable as houseplants. Gasteria pillansii var. Gasteria pillansii Kensit: has heavily spotted tongue-like leaves. They are often grown in small clusters in wide, shallow dishes. Pedicels flexible 9-20 mm long, tending to be aligned in a neat rank. Gasteria pseudonigricans Haworth 1827 This doesn't appear to be a vaild name despite this succulent plant appearing in many collections. Plant index of a new book blending superb photography with natural history, dealing with succulent and geophytic plants of the richest semi-desert on earth. Low ambient humidity is always needed. Frost hardy to -1°C (Or less). 194 plant name records match your search criteria Gasteria. Gasteria. The common names of most Gasteria include names like Ox Tongue, Cow Tongue or Lawyer's Tongue (the leaves tend to look tongue-shaped, though not sure if they look more an ox's, cow's or even a lawyer's tongue than those of any other animal or profession.) Gasteria The succulent genus Gasteria is endemic to South Africa, growing in the dry regions of the south and south-eastern Cape. sp." Common names. Genus: Gasteria. The genus is named for its stomach-shaped flowers ("gaster" is Latin for "stomach"). Gasteria are susceptible to fungal infections, which usually appear as black spots on the leaves. : small forms with leaves smaller than 70 mm. Margins cartilaginous minutely toothed.Inflorescences: Racemes (1-3 per rosette), 6-120(-165) cm long, spreading, arched, usually unbranched or occasionally with a pair of side branches. Gasteria pillansii is stemless succulent with strap-shaped leaves in two opposite rows and is very variable in its appearance and especially in its size. ernesti-ruschii is a dwarf form differentiated from the standard species by leaves smaller than 70 mm (up to 20 cm long in H. pillansii). Family: Asphodelaceae (as-foh-del-AY-see-ee) Genus: Gasteria (gas-TAIR-ee-uh) Species: pillansii (pil-AN-see-eye) 5 members have or want this plant for trade. It grows in close proximity to many small succulent species and similarly camouflaged. Africana Museum , Johannnesburg.8) Von Poellnitz, K. & Dinter, K. 1938. Gasteria pillansii. The Plant List includes 133 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Gasteria.Of these 22 are accepted species names. The rosettes are up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall and 16 inches (40 cm) wide. pH neutral (6.2 to 7.8). Synonyms. Namaqua Gasteria, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Lawyer's Tongue, Cow Tongue Cactus, Cattle Tongue, Gasteria pillansii var. ernesti-ruschii (Dinter & Poelln.) Feeding: The plants are fertilized only once during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to ½ the recommended strength. Distribution: near the Port Nolloth coast to southern Namibia. The names found have these generic epithets: Gasteria; ... Gasteria pillansii var. Description: Gasteria neliana, once considered a separate species, is now regarded as a form of Gasteria pillansii with thick, fleshy, heavily spotted tongue-like leaves. Published on the internet. Published online. For best results, use a shallow pot. The results are below. Subfamily: Tribe: Distribution: South Africa (Africa) Habit: Distichous: Flower: Orange: Encounterability: Common Worldwide: This icon appears next to images that have been 3rd party verified. Seeds: Flattish 4-5 mm wide and 2,5 mm thick. Scientific Name. Naming The genus is named for its stomach -shaped flowers ("gaster" is Latin for "stomach"). Many varieties have warts; some are black while some are pastel colors. It proliferate from subterraneous stolons and forms large clumps. If they are not, fungicides won't help all that much. Bolus H, Kensit L (1909) CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AFRICAN FLORA. Remarks: Gasterias are best planted in a shaded and airy part of the greenhouse, and not too close to the glass roof or sides of the house as the plants can overheat during hot spells.Propagation: Gasterias are easily propagated by the removal of offshoots or by leaf cuttings in spring or summer. "Contributions to the African Flora: Gasteria pillansii., Kensit, n. The Plant List 2013. pillansii: Synonym: WCSP: 2012-03-26: Gasteria planifolia (Baker) Baker: Synonym: WCSP: 2012-03-26: Gasteria platyphylla Baker: Synonym: WCSP: 2012-03-26: Gasteria pluripunctata Haw. van Jaarsv. Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants, native to South Africa (and the far south-west corner of Namibia). It sometimes goes by the colloquial name \"ox tongue,\" after the long, rough texture of the leaves. Namaqua Gasteria, Mother-in-Law's Tongue, Lawyer's Tongue, Cow Tongue Cactus, Cattle Tongue. Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants, native to South Africa. Common names include ox-tongue, cow-tongue, lawyer's tongue and, occasionally, mother-in-law's tongue. Gasteria pillansii in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Gasteria have a natural defense mechanism against such fungal attacks and attack the invading organism and seal off the wounded spot. Accessed Feb. 26 2019. A non-acid soil is ideal. Rosettes: Acaulescent with 8-12 decumbent to erect leaves, 5-20 cm tall and 6-40 cm wide. Description: Gasteria pillansii is a nice succulent plant with thick, heavily spotted tongue-like leaves. pillansii, Gasteria neliana. Origin and Habitat: South Africa, northwestern part of Western Cape, Namaqualand and southern Nambia. Nov 19, 2019 - Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants native to South Africa. These are the result of too much humidity or water on the leaves, but they should not spread too quickly. Bibliography. Subfamily: Asphodeloideae Accessed: 2019 Feb. 26. International Plant Names Index. Gasteria pillansii Kensit appears in other Kew resources: IPNI - The International Plant Names Index. The roots are shallow and this helps the plants obtain moisture from barely wet soils, and nourishment from decaying leaves and debris from larger shrubs.Rosettes: Acaulescent with 8-12 decumbent to erect leaves, 5-20 cm tall and 6-40 cm wideLeaves: Distichous, fleshy, 2-20 cm long, 1,5-5 cm cm wide at the base, lorate (tongue shaped), stiff, hard, leathery and pointed at the tip, both surfaces slightly convex, emerald green with whitish green spots often forming transverse rows. Gasteria batesiana presents few problems in cultivation, being an exceedingly "forgiving" species when it comes to the sometimes hit-or-miss culture given it by novice succulent enthusiasts. Soc. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Over time, clusters will naturally enlarge as the mother plant sends off small plantlets… – See more at: How to Grow and Care for Gasteria. Incorrect watering, poor drainage or too much shade can lead to attack by pests and diseases. 6 more photos VIEW GALLERY. Donate now to support the LLIFLE projects. ernesti-ruschii (Dinter & Poelln.) (It is the only Gasteria of Namaqualand).Altitude: From close to sea level up to 1000 metres asl.Habitat: It grows in a dry winter rainfall region on sandstone, granite and shale rocky outcrops and quartz veins in succulent shrubland, often underneath shrubs or shrublets or in the shade of rocks, rarely in exposed or north-facing aspects. Roy. The genus is named for its stomach-shaped flowers (“gaster” is Latin for “stomach”). Less stomach-shaped than many other members of the genus, 25-45 mm long (mostly 35 mm), 6-8 mm in diameter with slender curved dull pink perianth, that becomes almost white near the apex with dark green lines running along the outer tepals into the out-curving tips, getting darker as they progress. Gasteria is a genus of succulent plants, native to South Africa (and the far south-west corner of Namibia). The plant is named for the sac-like shape of its flowers, which are supposed to resemble a stomach. 1 Gasteria species - Distribution map South Africa.jpg 932 × 768; 84 KB. Gasteria Species Gasteria pillansii. G. Gasteria pillansii; Media in category "Gasteria pillansii" The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total. Ox Tongue (Gasteria glomerata) (von Jaarsveld): Slow-growing, dwarf Gasteria with stacks of firm, tongue-like leaves.Each plant stays under about 3.0" wide and 4.0" tall, but they can produce numerous offsets and develop into an 8.0" to 12.0" cluster. Gasteria pillansii var. Summers are very hot with temperatures often reaching 40º C and light frost may occur in winter. (in habitat November to April)Fruits: Capsules 15-23 long, 7 mm in diameter, opening at the margins. It is easily grown in containers in a shady spot, but … Gasteria are often grouped with Haworthia because the plants have similar cultural requirements. “Gasterias of South Africa” Fernwood Press, Cape Town 3) Urs Eggli “Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Monocotyledons” Springer, 20014) Charles L. Scott “The genus Haworthia (Liliaceae): a taxonomic revision” Aloe Books, 19855) James Cullen, Sabina G. Knees, H. Suzanne Cubey “The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants: A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass” Cambridge University Press, 11/Aug/20116) Bolus, H. & Kensit, Louisa, 1909. Exposure: Need light shade to shade, but will take full sun part of the day. View gallery. The species also shares similarities with several other gasterias and closely resemble Gasteria disticha (from Southern Karoo), which has similar leaves but smaller gasteriform flowers of only 12-20 mm in length. Common Names. Scientific Classification. Watering: During the hot summer months, the soil should be kept moist but not overly wet. The majority of our cacti and succulents are shipped bare root. Family: Asphodelaceae . Genus: Gasteria. Kingdom Plantae ( 1PLAK ) Phylum Magnoliophyta ( 1MAGP ) Class Angiospermae ( 1ANGC ) Category Basal monocotyledons ... General information about Gasteria pillansii (GSRPI) Gasteria pillansii Common Name(s): Synonym(s): Gasteria neliana: To view a chart comparing alternate taxonomy Click Here. (BICOLOR) LIL: $4.00 *82202: GASTERIA CARINATA: LIL: ... this is the name that is common to the trade. ); Namakwa-beestong (Afr.) Examples of Gasteria succulents: Description: Gasteria pillansii var. Other commonly associated succulent species in the habitat include Haworthia arachnoidea, Conophytum stephanii, Conophytum obcordellum, Crassula hirsuta, Crassula hemisphaerica, Ruschia rariflora, Lampranthus thermarum, Tylecodon paniculatus, Tylecodon reticulatus, Cotyledon orbiculata, Adromischus orbiculata, Adromischus marianiae, Prenia pallens, Stapelia hirsuta and... many more succulent and geophytic species. Gasteria is a genus of relatively rare, aloe-like succulents. ... Common Name: Gasteria: Type: Cacti & Succulents: USDA Hardiness Zone (°F): 9 (20 to 30 °F) Sunlight: Partial Shade, Full Sun: Plant Type: Succulent: Genus: Gasteria: Item details: It proliferate from subterraneous stolons and forms clumps, with up to 150 plants per group and up to 1 m wide. : has heavily spotted tongue-like leaves. Taxonomy. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. (with some sun exposure the leaf develops a nice reddish tint and remain compact) During the hot summer months, the soil should be kept moist but not overly wet. Cultivation and Propagation: It is of easy culture and can grow on window sills, verandas and in miniature succulent gardens where it is happy to share its habitat with other smaller succulent plants, or in outdoor rockeries.Growth rate: It is a relatively fast-growing plant that offsets freely to form small clusters quickly.Soil: It is tolerant of a wide range of soils and habitats, but prefers a very porous potting mix to increase drainage. Asphodeloideae. Our plants are packaged with care, utilizing varying protective wrapping (depending on the cactus or succulent), such as newspaper and/or Styrofoam beads within a cardboard box. They can also grown from seed. The plant is named for the sac-like shape of its flowers, which are supposed to resemble a stomach. The flowers are up to 1.8 inches (4.5 cm) long, with only slightly swollen bases for up to 1/3 of the length. First published in Trans. 1994. Trans. pillansii, Gasteria neliana, Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 1: 163.7) Kennedy, R.F. Family Common name Place of Origin Condition of the plant see pictures / as per photographs Size of the plant 5CM Age of the Plant - Note own rootsown roots PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE roots WITH no SOIL AND POT THE PLANTS ARE SHIPPED WITH BARE ROOT AND WITHOUT POT. Distribution: It is the only Gasteria of Namaqualand (Northern Cape). It is native to the arid winter-rainfall regions in the far west of South Africa and Namibia. 50923: GASTERIA MARMORATA VARIEGATED: LIL: $4.00: ... GASTERIA PILLANSII V ERNEST-RAUSCHII VARIEGATED: LIL: $7.50: Small growing, freely clustering with cream variegation. In general, any place where Haworthia and Aloe thrive will be hospitable to a Gasteria. You can grow a plant in a 10-15 cm pot for years and have perfectly happy plants. Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Gasteria pillansii group, Bibliography: Major references and further lectures1) Ernst J. Gasteria pillansii Kensit. "Cataloque of pictures in the Africana museum" Vol 2, 307-738. USDA Zones 9b-11.Pest and diseases: Rot is only a minor problem with Gasteria if the plants are watered and “aired” correctly. Gasteria pillansii ( "Namaqua Gasteria") is succulent plant native to the arid winter-rainfall regions in the far west of South Africa and Namibia . Gasteria ernesti-ruschii Dinter et von Poellnitz spec. Description Could be G. subnigricans which may in turn be a form of G. brachyphylla or just an attractive plant of garden origin. Common names include ox-tongue, cow-tongue, lawyer’s tongue and, occasionally, mother-in-law’s tongue. : sometimes considered a distinct species, it has thick, fleshy, heavily spotted leaves. The soils are sandy and permeable. Rainfall 25-200 mm per annum. Gasteria ernesti-ruschii Dinter & Poelln. Wet soil quickly causes root and stem rot, especially during chilly winter months. The flowers are rich in nectar.Blooming season: It is the only true winter rainfall species of this genus, flowering in summer from winter growth. The leaves are mottled with white spots in transverse bands, and a white cartilaginous tuberculate margin. Adapted to the erratic rainfall of their ecosystem, they are slow-growing xerophytic perennials, drought-resistant, shade-loving, and shallow-rooted. Pages in category "Gasteria pillansii" This category contains only the following page. 1967. See all synonyms of Gasteria pillansii. Gasteria pillansii - Namakwa-beestong, Namaqua gasteria : Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden, South Africa Gasteria pillansii (Namaqua Gasteria) is stemless succulent with strap-shaped leaves in two opposite rows and is very variable in its… Succulentopedia Gasteria batesiana f. variegata (Knoppies Gasteria) Copyright © 2013-2020 World of Succulents. It sometimes goes by the colloquial name “ox tongue,” after the long, rough texture of the leaves. It proliferate from subterraneous stolons and forms... Gasteria pillansii var. Subscribe now and be up to date with our latest news and updates. Common names: Namaqua gasteria (Eng. Common names include ox-tongue, cow-tongue, lawyer's tongue … Gasteria pillansii Name Homonyms Gasteria pillansii Kensit Bibliographic References. /Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS/Family/Aloaceae/17327/Gasteria_pillansii. They may be a cutting, division or non-rooting plant. Category: Cactus and Succulents. nov." Kakteen und Andere Sukkulenten, 63: 239.9) Domitilla Raimondo “Red list of South African plants 2009” South African National Biodiversity Institute, 200910) F. Sajeva and M. Costanzo, “Succulents, The Illustrated Dictionary” Timber Press, Incorporated, 1997. 2019. Then lay the leaf on its side with the basal part buried in the soil. Species: G. pillansii. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus Gasteria pillansii is the only true winter rainfall species of the genus. Hardiness: During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. ©2013-2020 LLIFLE - Encyclopedia of living forms. All rights reserved. During the winter months, water only when the soil becomes completely dry. Details about Rare Gasteria Pillansii "Namaqua" Live Rooted Succulent Plant Indoor Houseplant. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 1(1): 147-163. doi: 10.1080/00359190909520034. To propagate by leaf cuttings, remove a leaf and let it lie for about one month, giving the wound time to heal. The Plant List includes a further 56 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Gasteria.We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. Cite this page: "Gasteria pillansii" Text available under a CC-BY-SA Creative Commons Attribution License. Gasteria pillansii. (L.) Haw. Van Jaarsveld, Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst “Gasterias of South Africa: a new revision of a major succulent group” National Botanical Institute (South Africa)2) Van Jaarsveld, E.J. This leaf should root within a month or two, and small plants will form at the leaf base. They are flattened, stiff, and thick on many species and lead to common names, such as lawyer’s tongue, ox tongue, and cow tongue. Binomial name. South Africa 1: 163 (1910) ... Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone The International Plant Names Index and … Known to the trade as this name. South Africa 1: 163 1910. Roots: Succulent, cylindrical (terete), few branched and short, varying in thickness and numbers from season to season, particularly as temperature and moisture levels change. It proliferate from subterraneous stolons and forms clumps up to 1 m wide. Soc. Flowers: 12-40 per raceme, hanging elegantly and all pointing in the same direction. Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae Subfamily: Asphodeloideae Genus: Gasteria. Gasteria are small, shallow-rooted, and relatively slow-growing. Remarks: There is considerable variation in Gasteria pillansii over the large distribution area in leaf and flowers size. Gasteria Flowers . 51073: GASTERIA CAESPITOSA FMA. USDA hardiness zone 9b to 11b: from 25 °F (−3.9 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C). : sometimes considered a distinct species, it has thick, fleshy, heavily spotted leaves. Cattle tongue, Ox-tongue, Cow-tongue cactus. Distribution: Western Cape, Namaqualand and southern Nambia. Statistics. 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