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    12 / 08 / 2018

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    Richard Couture


Which gasteria is this? It was sold as brevifolia, but all descriptions of brevifolia talk about prominent white tubercles (wart-like growths) which mine does not have and also many descriptions of brevifolia mention rosette… Any ideas as to which gasteria this is?


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    You’re welcome Richard!Appreciate the confirmed ID. Laura

    December 21st, 2018 at 7:32am

  • Richard Couture Master Identifier says:

    I think you’re absolutely correct on the Laburnum anagyroides in my garden actually being a Cassia fistula I’ll update the DB ASAP Thanks Richard

    December 19th, 2018 at 6:50pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to Laburnum anagyroides flowers, click on images to enlarge.

    December 19th, 2018 at 4:28am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    It appears to my eyes the yellow flowers of the tree with ID tag as Laburnum anagyroides in your garden could be the Cassia fistula one of its common name is called ‘Indian laburnum’. Check out these links for flowers images of Cassia fistula & Laburnum aagyroides to compare. Best to you Richard! Link to C. fistula, click on images to enlarge.

    December 19th, 2018 at 4:32am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Wow, your plants collection is amazing. They all looking so healthy and beautiful. You have a super green thumb. I wish could grow the vanilla orchid like you . On the Gasteria genus, there are hybrids to add to the names game confusing as well. Thanks for the information of G. gracilis. Check out the description and images of Gasteria nitida var nitida flowers. Click on images to enlarge. Again thanks for sharing your garden beauties with us. Happy Holiday to you too Richard! Laura

    December 19th, 2018 at 4:07am

  • Richard Couture Master Identifier says:

    Kew’s shows gasteria gracilis as an unresolved name as well… What fun I went to the gasteria page and low and behold gasteria nitida var nitida is the spitting image of my plant. Hoorah Enjoy, Thanks for the great info and Happy Hollidays Richard

    December 16th, 2018 at 8:06pm

  • Richard Couture Master Identifier says:

    It is with absolute delight that I show off my plants. The pictorial catalog of what I have in my collection can be viewed at where you will also find links to the latest filmed tour of my garden. Though the narration is in Spanish, The plants and plant names that I use in the narration are the botanically accepted names. Also on that page are 7 or 8 chapters in my film series “Plant Porno” showing plants in bloom and in seed. Enjoy, Thanks for the great info and Happy Hollidays Richard

    December 16th, 2018 at 7:39pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Sorry, it should ‘Gateria gracillis’ for the top post. On the side note, your plants collection are beautiful & amazingly interesting. Thanks for sharing them up here with us. Laura.

    December 16th, 2018 at 2:57pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This blogger welcomes questions for the Gasteria genus. Also this article shows how confusing the taxanomy of Gasteria genus could be.

    December 16th, 2018 at 2:57pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Richard, According to sources the name ‘Gasteria brevifolia’ is an unresolved one. Also there are numerous misidentified names for species & cultivars from this genus. I’m not able to find solid ID for your beautiful Gasteria cultivar. How ever I did find these very helpful links. Hopefully these could help you further. The image of Gasteria graillis variegata looks similar to yours, but Internet searching for this shows mostly the yellow variegate versions. Maybe The Chicago Botanic Garden is a better source? Best wishes!

    December 16th, 2018 at 1:47pm

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