Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa

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Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa (Mill.) van Jaarsv.

Aloaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Growth form: clump-forming

Taxonomy

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

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa was already described and the name validly published by Philip Miller. It was Ernst Jacobus van Jaarsveld, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1992.

Taxonomy

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

Characteristics

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa - habitus
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa - leaves
Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa - flowers

Growth

The perennials have a clumpforming habit and reach heights of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are alternate. They are lanceolate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa produces racemes of pendant, orange tubular flowers from May to July.

The perennials produce loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Gasteria carinata var. verrucosa 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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