African Plant Database

Gladiolus zimbabweensis Goldblatt
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 72 (1993)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-35 cm tall; corm 0,9-1,2 cm Ø, tunic fibers sometimes extending upward in a neck; leaves 4-5, lower 2 basal, blades 1-1,5 mm wide, edges of the raised parts ciliate to pubescent; lower sheaths lightly pubescent; spike 4-8(-12)-flowered; bracts green, not becoming dry above at time of flowering, 1-1,5 cm long; flowers pale grey-blue or purple to pink; tube 0,7-1 cm long; tepals unequal, the dorsal largest, arched to hooded, 1,4-1,9 cm long.
Ecology : Rocky, well-watered grassland; c. 1980-2200 m alt.

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