Gasteria carinata

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Gasteria carinata Duval

Aloaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

 

Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Liliidae
Superordo:
Lilianae
Ordo:
Asparagales
Subordo:
Aloineae

Gasteria carinata is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Gasteria carinata was already described and the name validly published by Philip Miller. It was Henri August Duval, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Gasteria carinata is a species in the genus Gasteria which contains approximately 27 to 44 species and belongs to the family of the Aloaceae (Aloe Family).

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Gasteria carinata is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate.

Flowers and Fruits

Gasteria carinata produces pendant tubular flowers.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Gasteria carinata is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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