African Plant Database

Gladiolus aequinoctialis Herb.
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gladiolus aequinoctialis Herb. var. aequinoctialis
Taxon infra-specific
Gladiolus aequinoctialis var. divina (Vaupel) Marais
Gladiolus aequinoctialis var. tomentosus Marais
Gladiolus aequinoctialis Herb. var. aequinoctialis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,4-1,2 m tall; corm 2-3 cm Ø; leaves 4-10, rather firm, with conspicuous secondary veins, very long, 1,2-1,7 cm wide; spike 3-5-8-flowered; bracts 5-8 cm long; flowers white, showy, tube cylindric, 12-14 cm long; tepals equal, 3,5-4 cm long, the lower 3 streaked purple; anthers with appendages 0,5-1,5 mm long, acute, apiculate; filaments exserted 0,5-1 cm; capsule c. 2 cm long.
Ecology : Rock crevices; rock outcrops; on wet ledges on steep cliffs; stony grassland; on dolerite; 450-2600 m alt.
  Very difficult to distinguish from the E. African G. murielae, with leaves weakly textured and weakly developed veins, and anthers with appendages > 2 mm long and filaments exserted 10-12 mm from the tube.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
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carte afrique num 174781
Record n°174781
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