African Plant Database

Gladiolus harmsianus Vaupel
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,5-1,5 m tall; corm 2,5-3 cm Ø; with fan of several basal leaves; spike 15-20-flowered, straight or barely flexed at base; flower bracts clasping the spike axis and imbricate, usually 2, sometimes 3, 1-3 internodes long, 2,5-4,8 cm long; flowers white; tube 3-3,5 cm long; upper and lower tepals weakly differentiated; anthers dark purple; style branches c. 4,5 mm long.
Ecology : Edge of the main escarpment or on hills; 1350-1550 m alt.
  Near G. gregarius (vegetatively similar).

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 21441
Record n°21441
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