African Plant Database

Gladiolus longispathaceus Cufod.
Protologue : Senckenberg. Biol. 50: 248 (1969)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 45-90 cm tall; corm 1,5-3 cm Ø, usually with numerous small cormlets clustered around base; leaves 5-6, 4-5 ± basal, 0,7-1,5 cm wide; spike 8-12-flowered; bracts green or flushed red above or almost entirely reddish; flowers predominantly red; tube comprising a slender lower part 2-2,5 cm long, abruptly expanded into a wide horizontal cylindrical upper part c. 1,5 cm long; dorsal tepal largest, 2-2,5 cm long; lower 3 tepals reduced but not to a short cusp (cf. G. abyssinicus).
Ecology : Moist habitats; streams; wet rocks; 2400-4000 m alt.
  Near G. abyssinicus.

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
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°21453 modified 2007-03-09
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