Gasteria brachyphylla var. bayeri
GM 679, Rouxpos, Western Cape Province, South Africa
The var. bayeri which was named in honour of Bruce Bayer, is a very cute dwarf variety of the generally larger growing var. brachyphylla.
The var. bayeri seems to be restricted to the western part of the Little Karoo.
Plant size: Well established seed-grown, about 4 to 5 cm from tip to tip are offered.
Gasteria is a small genus of easy-growing Southern African plants, commonly known as "beestong" (Afrikaans) which translates to Ox Tongue, for its rough textured strap-shaped leaves, this is especially a character of Gasteria batesiana.
There are about 25 recognised species and are predominantly found in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, but also known from the Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga. The genus is nearly endemic to South Africa, but is also recorded from Namibia and Swaziland.
For a list of the recognised Gasteria species, please read Gasteria Species Checklist.