African Plant Database

Gladiolus oligophlebius Baker
Notes : [sensu Fl. W. Trop. Afr., ed. 2, 1968 and sensu Burkill 1994 = G. mirus]
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus caudatus Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-80 cm tall; corm 1,5-2,5 cm Ø, fibres brown, enclosing numerous small cormlets; leaves 4-5, fairly soft-textured, midrib and margins not thickened; spike 5-9-flowered; flowers pale to deep pink with elliptic markings; tube 3-4 cm long; tepals ± equal, dorsal one 3,8-4,5 cm long; filaments 1,5-2 cm long, exserted 0,3-1,5 cm from perianth tube; anthers 1-1,5 cm long with prominent acuminate appendages.
Ecology : Forest edge; along river; above waterfalls; grassy scree; open woodland or grassland; sand dune woodland; close to lake shore; rock outcrops in dry country; 500-1500 m alt.
  Near G. decoratus. G. minus is possibly conspecific with 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
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Record n°21471 modified 2013-10-30
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