African Plant Database

Gladiolus debeerstii De Wild.
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus camilae Còrdova (1990)
=Gladiolus mitwabaensis P.A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal ex Còrdova
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-70 cm tall; corm 1,5-2 cm Ø with tunics composed of fairly fine, soft textured fibres, these not accumulating around the base; lower basal leaves reaching to about base of spike, 1-2 mm wide, margins and midribs thickened and raised; spike fairly lax, 3-10-flowered; flowers pale pink, perianth tube c. 1 cm long, dorsal tepals 1,6 cm long.
Ecology : Marshy grassland on plateau; grassland wth Loudetia simplex in plain; source; 1800-1900 m alt.
  Near G. ledoctei; confused with G. erectiflorus, G. linearifolius.
  Note on G. camilae: known only from the type collected in 1953.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 89-92 (1995).
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carte afrique num 21420
Record n°21420 modified 2012-05-07
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