African Plant Database

Gladiolus canaliculatus Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 135 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-20 cm tall; corm unknown; leaves 2, both basal, reaching about base of spike, without obvious midrib, blade channelled and sheathing almost the entire length; stem unbranched; floral bracts 1,6-2,2 cm long, apices of the outer 3-lobed; flowers nearly actinomorphic, pale blue; tube c. 1 cm long; tepals ± equal, c. 1,5 cm long; filaments c. 5 mm long, anthers c. 6 mm; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Short grassland along drainage lines; c. 1200 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 1933.
  Near G. muenzneri.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21511
Record n°21511
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