Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Random plant event: Gasteria x pseudonigricans flowers

This isn't anything shocking or spectacular; I've seen Aloe flowers that were awfully similar (in fact, I have some going right now, on my A. 'Doran Black'), but even so. This is at least the single best example I've seen of how the Gasteria genus got its name (from gaster, Greek for "stomach"): the flowers do have little bellies on them, which you can kind of see on the lower ones in the picture.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

I love the fact that every morning when I sit to have my coffee, you have a new post. It is a wonderful start to my mornings. Thanks!!