Visser s.n., East of Worcester, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Formerly included as a variety of G. carinata but it is unique and distinct from this species and has closer affinities with G. disticha. The plants have rough tuberculated leaf surfaces, banded markings and the leaves often have wavy margins.
Plant size: Well established seed-grown plants, about 6 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.