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Gladiolus mirus Vaupel
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. xlviii. 534 (1912)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus staudtii Vaupel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-80 cm tall; corm 1-2,5 cm Ø; leaves 4-5, 3 ± basal and longest, 6-35x0,3-1 cm; upper 2 leaves cauline, ± bract-like; stem simple; spike 5-15-flowered; bracts 2-4 cm long; flowers pink to red-purple, with a broad pale streak on each of the 3 lower tepals; tube 3-3,6 cm long, slightly shorter than tepals (2,5-3,5-4 cm long); anthers 8-9 mm long.
Ecology : Open, usually rocky sites (e.g. inselbergs); shallow soil; meadows; half semi-humid or dry meadow with Afrotrilepis pilosa; meadow with Eragrostis invalida; treelet vegetation with Euphorbia letestui (see Acta Bot. Gall. 148: 341-365, 2001); Oreonesiono testui-Afrotrilepidetum pilosae Parmentier association (Phytocoenologia 36: 556, 2006); Loudetiopsio glabratae-Antherothomion irvingianae formation (Phytocoenologia 36: 582, 2006); 610-1600 m alt.
  Near G. oligophlebius.

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

Bibliography other :
  • Taxonomaniac 8: 1-6 (2002).
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carte afrique num 21463
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