African Plant Database

Gladiolus curtilimbus P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal ex Còrdova
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-45 cm tall; corm 1,2-2 cm Ø; uppermost cataphyll pubescent; flowering stem bearing only 1 leaf, this with a vestigial blade 0-3 cm long; flowers cream or pale pink to mauve; perianth tube 1-1,2 cm long, tepals unequal, the dorsal c. 1,5 cm long.
Ecology : Schistose sandstone ! hill invaded by high ramose Xerophyta; Brachystegia boehmii forest with Monotes homblei; vegetation with Brachystegia, Cryptosepalum on schist.
  Distinguished by its small flowers, short tepals, ± leafless habit. – Near G. atropurpureus. More and better preserved specimens needed.

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
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 21389
Record n°21389
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