Gasteranthus

Gasteranthus is a genus of 38 species that are closely related to Besleria but whose fruits are fleshy capsules rather than berries.  The plants range from small herbs to large shrubby herbs and have beautiful flowers and often beautiful foliage as well, but can be difficult to grow and bloom. 

Gasteranthus species come from wet, shady forests in Central and South America and all require constant moisture, low light, and high humidity.  The most common species in cultivation is G. atratus.

Note by John Boggan

 


Species


Gasteranthus acropodus

Gasteranthus acropodus plant

Gasteranthus atratus (Smithsonian)

Gasteranthus atratus GS06

Gasteranthus atratus display fruit GS06

Gasteranthus delphinoides var tenera

Gasteranthus pansamalanus
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Gasteranthus quitensis

Gasteranthus villosus

  

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