African Plant Database

Gladiolus zambesiacus Baker
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus buchananii Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 45-75 cm tall; corm c. 1,5 mm Ø; leaves 6-7, the lower 4 ± basal and largest, blades 2-6 mm wide, sheaths of the lowermost often with sparse or rarely dense short pubescence, blades occasionally sparsely puberulent; spike 6-12-flowered; bracts 2-4,5 cm long; flowers pink to mauve, fading to whitish in the throat, lower 3 tepals cream in lower half; tube 1-1,2 cm long; upper 3 tepals largest, 2,2-2,6 cm long; anthers 0,7-1 cm long, yellow.
Ecology : Grassland in thin soil in rocky crevices; 1300-1500 m alt.
  Near G. mensensis, G. chelamontanus; confused with G. erectiflorus.

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