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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Gasteria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

A total of 22 species, all endemic to southern Africa. Previously in the Asphodelaceae, which has been sunk under Xanthorrhoeaceae.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Gasteria acinacifolia


Gasteria batesiana


Gasteria baylissiana


Gasteria bicolor


Gasteria brachyphylla


Gasteria carinata


Gasteria croucheri


Gasteria disticha

Gasteria doreeniae


Gasteria ellaphieae


Gasteria excelsa

Gasteria excelsa

Gasteria excelsa


Gasteria glauca


Gasteria glomerata


Gasteria nitida


Gasteria pendulifolia


Gasteria pillansii


Gasteria polita


Gasteria pulchra


Gasteria rawlinsonii

Gasteria tukhelensis


Gasteria vlokii



  • van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1992. A synopsis of the genus Gasteria. Aloe 29: 1-32.

  • van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1994. Gasterias of South Africa. Fernwood Press and the National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

  • van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1998. A new taxon and new combination in the Gasteria carinata complex. Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 70: 65-71.