African Plant Database

Gladiolus ledoctei P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus fungurumeensis P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 35-80 cm tall, glabrous, often growing in clumps; corm 1,5-2 cm Ø, tunics extending upwards in a thick neck around stem base; leaves 5-7, 2 basal, linear to terete, 1-3 mm wide; cauline leaves 2-5, imbricate, shorter, partly entirely sheathing; stem simple; spike 3-8-flowered, ± sub-erect; bracts 1-1,5 cm long; flowers pale pink, or cream to yellow, the lower tepals with purple or dark yellow mark; tube 0,8-1,2 cm long; tepals unequal, the dorsal largest, c. 1,4 cm long; capsule ± globose, seeds angular.
Ecology : Rocky sites; dry sites in open savanna; stony grassland with stunted shrubs; very high affinity to Cu/Co rich substrates (Pl. Ecol. Evol. 143: 9, 2010); 900-1450 m alt.

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
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 21449
Record n°21449
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