African Plant Database

Gladiolus actinomorphanthus P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender herb 30-50 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,8 cm Ø; leaves 1-1,5 mm Ø; flowers pale yellow or cream with stamens symmetrically disposed, tube slightly curved; filaments of anthers included in tube; tepals 6-7 mm long, equal and similarly disposed (virtually regular flower).
Ecology : Largely restricted to heavily mineralized soils, most often those with high concentration of copper; among rocks in low grass. But also in woodland on rocky, non-mineralized soils (vide Pl. Ecol. Evol. 143: 10, 2010); 950-1400 m alt.
  Discovered in 1957.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 89
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carte afrique num 21366
Record n°21366
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