Species Gasteria brachyphylla
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Gasteria:
Gk. gaster = abdomen, belly. The plant is named for its stomach-shaped flowers with swollen stems or the swollen base of the perianth tube (WPU Jackson) or the spikelets (Davesgarden.com).
Etymology of brachyphylla:
From the Greek brachy = 'short' and phyllon = 'leaf'
Gasteria brachyphylla (Salm-Dyck) Van Jaarsv.
Acaulescent succulent to 1 m. Leaves distichous, lanceolate to oblong, smooth, margins crenulate. Flowers in an inclined, usually simple raceme, nodding, pink and green, inflated below. July--Feb. Succulent karoo, KM, SE (Barrydale to Willowmore).