African Plant Database

Gladiolus muenzneri Vaupel
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-60 cm tall; corm globose, 1-3,5 cm Ø; foliage leaves 2-3, entirely sheathing or with vestigial blades, lanceolate, 1-8-12 cm long; leaves on separate shoots not known; stem erect, simple; spike 2-8-flowered; bracts 1,8-2,5 cm long; flowers white to cream or yellow, sometimes flushed pink or light mauve, rarely uniformly mauve, pink or orange, without nectar guides; tube 0,7-0,8 cm long; tepals nearly equal, 2-2,5 cm long; anther filament 4-5 mm long, usually included in tube; anthers 7-9 mm long.
Ecology : Dambo; edge of pool; dry deciduous woodland; grassy woodland; marshy grassland; 1200-2000 m alt.
  Near G. canaliculatus, G. atropurpureus, G. unguiculatus.

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
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 21465
Record n°21465
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