African Plant Database

Gladiolus mensensis (Schweinf.) Goldblatt
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Basionym : Tritonia mensensis Schweinf.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tritonia mensensis Schweinf.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 25-80 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,4 cm Ø; foliage leaves 4-5, 2-3 ± basal; blades linear, 2-4 mm wide; stem erect, unbranched; spike 4-7-flowered; bracts 1,4-2,5 cm long; flowers cream, white to pale pink, 3,3-3,5 cm long, obliquely funnel-shaped; tube c. 1,5 cm long; anther filaments 0,9-1,2 cm long, exserted 4-5 mm from the tube.
Ecology : Rocky grassland; c. 2200 m alt.
  Poorly known; only 2 collections known.

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 chg
carte afrique num 21460
Record n°21460
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