African Plant Database

Gladiolus leonensis Marais
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-30 cm tall, not including flowers; corm c. 1,5 cm Ø; leaves 3-4, 1-2 basal, with linear blade 2-6-12 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, midrib and margins thickened; stem erect, simple with 1-2 sheathing bract-like leaves; spike 2-3-flowered; bracts 3-5,5 cm long; flowers uniformly white, tube 13-14 cm long; tepals ± equal, 3-3,5 cm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : On peat with Afrotrilepis pilosa, Hypoxis djalonensis in burned meadow; 1500-1800 m alt.
  Very near G. praecostatus, and perhaps conspecific.
  Sierra Leone: Loma Mts, Tingi Mts. – Not mapped (map in Goldblatt, l.c.).

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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carte afrique num 21451
Record n°21451
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