African Plant Database

Gladiolus verdickii De Wild. & T. Durand
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belgique 40: 29 (1901)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Gladiolus erectiflorus var. verdickii (De Wild. & T. Durand) Geerinck
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus arnoldianus De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,7-1,1 m tall; corm 2-3,5 cm Ø, producing short flat fasciated stolons from base, these each bearing numerous cormlets; leaves 5-7, the lower 3-4 ± basal, reaching to about base of spike, blade 0,8-1,5 cm wide; spike 4-8-flowered; bracts 3-5,5 cm long; flowers white to yellow, sometimes conspicuously veined dark red to pink, lower lateral tepals with a cream to yellow mark in lower centre; tube 2,5-3,5 cm long; dorsal tepal largest, 4,5-5 cm long.
Ecology : Open woodland; savanna; termite mound; 1100-1670 m alt.
  Related and similar to G. erectiflorus; G. verdickii has larger flowers, and “the fasciated basal stolons are unique in the genus” (Fl. Zambes. 12/4: 88, 1993).

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
  • Novon 14: 289 (2004).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21500
Record n°21500
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