African Plant Database

Gladiolus oliganthus Baker
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus bussei Vaupel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-80 cm tall; corm 1,8-2,4 cm Ø; leaves 3-5, ± basal, blades ± linear, 5-10 mm wide; spike 3-7-10-flowered; flowers pale yellow to cream; tube 1,8-2,5 cm long; tepals unequal, lower three curving downward, 2-3x0,8-1,2 cm; filaments 1,2-1,6 cm long, reaching the mouth of the perianth tube or exserted 1-2 mm; anthers 0,8-1,2 cm long with obtuse apices.
Ecology : Boggy grassland; seasonally flooded valley grassland; 1000-1800 m alt.
  Near G. sudanicus. Confused with G. melleri, G. dalenii.

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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carte afrique num 21469
Record n°21469
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