African Plant Database

Gladiolus serenjensis Goldblatt
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 101 (1993)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-40 cm tall; corm 1,4-2,5 cm Ø; leaves 5-6, lowest 3-4 basal, linear 2-4 mm wide, rather soft-textured; spike 3-6-flowered; bracts 1,5-2,5 cm long; flowers bright pink; tube c. 1,5 cm long; tepals subequal, lanceolate, 1,8-2x0,8 cm, all similarly oriented, directed forward, curving outward distally; anthers c. 6,5 mm long, with apiculate appendages c. 0,4 mm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Hilly country, granite or quartzite rock outcrops in thin soil or in crevices in sandstone; 1500 m alt.
  Near G. lithicola. Allied to G. decoratus, G. oligophlebius.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 89-92 (1995).
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