African Plant Database

Gladiolus linearifolius Vaupel
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-40 cm tall; corm c. 1,2 cm Ø; leaves 3-5, 2-3 basal, with blades to 30 cmx1,5-2 mm; stem simple, 20-40 cm tall; spike 2-4-flowered, inclined toward ground in upper half; bracts 1,3-1,5 cm long; flower colour unknown, probably red; tube c. 1 cm long; tepals ± equal, c. 2 cm long; anthers c. 5 mm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Rocky places; 1600-2400 m alt.
  Only 2 collections known (1908, 1970).

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 21452
Record n°21452 modified 2007-01-08
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