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Aloe brachyphylla Salm-Dyck
3: t. 8 1840.

Accepted Scientific Name: Gasteria brachyphylla (Salm-Dyck) van Jaarsv.
Aloe 29: 19 1992.

Aloe brachyphylla (Gasteria brachyphylla) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli


See all synonyms of Gasteria brachyphylla

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Klein Karoo ox-tongue
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Klein Karoo-beestong, Boesmanrys

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Gasteria brachyphylla group

  • Gasteria brachyphylla (Salm-Dyck) van Jaarsv.: (var. brachyphylla) has leaves 90–230 mm long, 30–80 mm wide with a pointed leaf tip. Distribution: Little Karoo south of the Swartberg and northwards to Willowmore.
  • Gasteria brachyphylla var. bayeri van Jaarsv.: smaller, leaves only 15-50 mm long, with truncated leaf-ends. Inflorescence to 28 cm long and the flowers (perianth 18 mm) large for such a small plant. Distribution: Little Karoo, near Ladismith and Calitzdorp.
  • Gasteria nigricans var. marmorata f. variegata: has fat coriaceus leaves striped with ridged surface of gray-silver and ivory.

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