African Plant Database

Gladiolus calcicola Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 202 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 30-70 cm tall; corm 1-1,6 cm Ø, tunics membranous, becoming fibrous; leaves 5-6, the lower longest, reaching base of spike, 2-5 mm wide; stem erect, rarely with one short branch; floral bracts 2-3 cm long; flowers pale salmon pink, midline of tepals darker; tube c. 1,5 cm long; anther apices obtuse, without appendages; capsule 1,7-2,2 cm long.
Ecology : Rocky limestone slopes; c. 2000 m alt.
  Known from only 3 collections.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21510
Record n°21510
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