African Plant Database

Gladiolus gunnisii (Rendle) Marais
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Basionym : Acidanthera gunnisii Rendle
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Acidanthera gunnisii Rendle
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acidanthera nelloi Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-45 cm tall; corm globose-conic, 1,1-1,4 cm Ø; leaves ± 3, 1-2 basal, grass-like, 2-4,5 mm wide; stem unbranched; spike 1-2-3-flowered; flowers white to cream, strongly fragrant; tube 8-12 cm long, dorsal tepal 2,5-3 cm long; anther filaments c. 0,9 cm long, included in tube.
Ecology : Sheltered sites in rocky habitats in dry country; limestone hills in rocky grassland; 1500-2300 m alt.
  Superficially resembling G. candidus. Closely related to G. richardsiae. May be confused with Lapeirousia schimperi with similar flowers.

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: 89-92
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 21440
Record n°21440
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