Plant ID forum: Gasteria

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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 19, 2013 5:22 PM CST
I am pretty sure this plant is a Gasteria, but would anyone know which Gasteria? The individual leaves are just at 3 inches long and 1/4 inch wide. It has lived in a window box under the eave for the past couple years (south facing window) and has survived temperature drops to 28 degrees for short periods with no visible damage. Prior to that it lived in the green house for the past 5 or 6 years. Unfortunately I have no recollection as to where it came from. I thought it was called Ox Tongue, but have discovered that that is a rather generic name for a variety of Gasterias. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Mar 19, 2013 6:31 PM CST
Could it be Gasteria liliputana?:

Ox Tongue (Gasteria obliqua)

http://www.google.com/search?q=Gasteria+liliputana&hl=en&tbm...
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 19, 2013 6:49 PM CST
Hi Lin. That was my thought, but ya know when you are searching the kind of stuff that crops up...Plantzafrica calls G liliputana a "very rare Gasteria" so I kinda backed away from that....

http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantefg/gasteriabicollil.htm

But by no means have any other ideas as to who it is....grin If it is rare, I have a gold mine out there cuz I have a total of about 50 of the little guys.....
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JRsbugs
Mar 20, 2013 3:37 AM CST
Gasteria obliqua seems to be the correct name for Gasteria bicolor var. liliputana

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/search?q=Gasteria+bicolor+li...

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-307756

http://www.lapshin.org/succulent/plants.php?id=agen&s=Gaster...

http://hortuscamden.com/plants/view/gasteria-lingua-a.berger

Not sure what other authorities say.

http://www.cactuspedia.info/schede/GASTERIA/Gasteria_bicolor...



Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Mar 20, 2013 7:13 AM CST
My goodness, such a lot of names for one tiny plant Smiling

So, if I have this sorted correctly, my plant is Gasteria obliqua syn Gasteria bicolor v liliputana

Thanks to you both for your help. I will mark this as solved

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