African Plant Database

Gladiolus curtifolius Marais
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acidanthera goetzei Harms
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-35 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,8 cm Ø, tunics brittle-papery; leaves of flowering stem 2-3, short-bladed, lightly pubescent, almost entirely sheathing, blades 1-3 cm long, on lower half of stem; leaves on non-flowering specimens solitary; stem unbranched; spike 1-4-flowered; flowers cream to lemon-yellow, tube 5-7,5 cm long, tepals 1,5-2,2 cm long; capsule 1,3-1,5 cm long.
Ecology : Open grassland; light woodland or bush; 1800-2200 m alt.
  Related to S. African G. woodii Baker.

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: 90
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 21388
Record n°21388
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