Gasteria baylissiana

Scientific Name
Gasteria baylissiana Rauh
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Assessment Date
J.E. Victor, E.J. van Jaarsveld & A.P. Dold
Known from a single gorge in the Suurberg range. Not threatened due to inaccessibility of habitat.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Albany Thicket, Grassland
Sheer rock faces derived from quartzitic sandstone of the Witteberg Group, usually in light shade.
No known threats. Although this species has been reported to be becoming rarer, the population was observed to be healthy and abundant in 2007 (E. van Jaarsveld pers. obs.). Plants are cryptic and easily overlooked, and the habitat is inaccessible. The area is used predominantly for game farming and ecotourism, and there are no direct threats to the habitat.

Plants grow singly or in small clumps, often wedged into vertical rock crevices, and is not suspected to be declining.

Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gasteria baylissiana RauhRare Raimondo et al. (2009)
Gasteria baylissiana RauhEndangered Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Rauh, W. 1977. Gasteria baylissiana Rauh: a new dwarf Gasteria from South-East Africa. Journal of South African Botany 43(3):187-191.

Van Jaarsveld, E. 1992. The genus Gasteria, a synoptic review. Aloe 29(1):1-32.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1983. Gasteria baylissiana Rauh: 'n Aantreklike dwergspesie van die Ooskaap. Aloe 20(1):4-5.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1990. Gasteria baylissiana; eastern Cape; Liliaceae/Asphodelaceae. Flowering Plants of Africa 51(1):t. 2015.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1991. The conservation status of Gasteria baylissiana Rauh, a rare endemic of the Zuurberg (eastern Cape). British Cactus and Succulent Journal 9(4):99-101.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1991. The conservation status of Gasteria baylissiana: a check up. British Cactus and Succulent Journal 17(3):119-121.

Van Jaarsveld, E.J. 1992. The genus Gasteria, a synoptic review. Aloe 29(1):1-32.

Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. 2003. Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 99:437-446.

Victor, J.E., van Jaarsveld, E.J. & Dold, A.P. 2007. Gasteria baylissiana Rauh. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/08/22

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