African Plant Database

Gladiolus pungens P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal ex Còrdova
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 60-70 cm tall; corm unknown; cataphylls dry, dark brown, accumulating in a neck around base; leaves 8-9, the lower 3-4 basal with long terete blades 1-1,8 mm, tips filiform; spike ± 5-flowered; bracts c. 1 cm long, ± dry; flowers white to pink, throat purple; tube 0,8-1,2 cm long; tepals unequal, the dorsal largest, c. 1,5 cm long; capsule unknown; seeds angular, winged.
Ecology : Schist escarpment; c. 1400 m alt.
  Near G. ledoctei ?
  Known only from the type collected in 1957.

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 Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 21479
Record n°21479
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