African Plant Database

Gladiolus balensis Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 181 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb slender, 50-60 cm tall; corm 1,8-2,2 cm Ø; leaves 3, only the lowermost basal, this longest, sometimes exceeding the spike, the upper 2 leaves inserted above ground level; perianth white with yellow nectar guides on the lower lateral tepals; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Basalt outcrops on forested mountain slopes; limestone escarpment in Acacia-Combretum woodland; 1750-1850 m alt.
  Resembling G. boranensis.
  Known only from 2 collections (1980, 1983, respectively).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21508
Record n°21508
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