African Plant Database

Gladiolus juncifolius Goldblatt
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 74 (1993)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-35 cm tall; corm unknown; leaves 4-5, 2-3 basal with blades ± terete, 1-1,5 mm broad, ± exceeding the spike, narrowly four-grooved in section, edges of the raised parts sometimes ciliate; cauline ones entirely sheathing; stem simple; spike 2-6-flowered, bracts 1-1,5 cm long; flowers pale pink or purplish, the 2 lower lateral tepals with yellow transverse band; tube 0,9 cm long; tepals unequal, dorsal one arched, c. 2 cm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Rocky grassland, in sites usually retaining moisture throughout the year; 1500-2500 m alt.
  Confused with G. zimbabweensis; near the southern African G. pretoriensis.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 89-92 (1995).
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