African Plant Database

Gladiolus roseolus Chiov.
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus heterolobus Vaupel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 40-90 cm tall; corm 2,5-3 cm Ø; leaves of flowering stems 2-4, short and ± entirely sheathing, sometimes with short blades 6-14 cm long; laminate foliage leaves produced from separate shoots, narrowly lanceolate, 4 mm wide; spike 2-10-flowered; bracts 2-3 cm long; flowers whitish with a pink flush to pink, sometimes speckled with minute red dots; tube 1,8-2,3 cm long; dorsal tepals strongly arched to almost hooded, lower 3 tepals curving downward; tepals unequal, 2,6-3 cm long (dorsal); anther filaments exserted 4-5 mm from perianth tube; style branches 4-5 mm long.
Ecology : Savanna among rocks; Combretum-Terminalia woodland; bamboo thicket; often in rocky sites; riverbank around waterfall; heavy black clay; 1200-2200 m alt.
  Near G. melleri.

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
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 21482
Record n°21482
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