African Plant Database

Gladiolus chelamontanus Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 179 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 45-75 cm tall; corm 1,5-2 cm Ø; leaves 6-7, the lowermost basal, linear, usually exceeding the spike by 5-15 cm, blades 3-5 mm wide; midrib and margins thickened, raised; sheaths of upper leaves, scabrid; stem straight, erect; spike erect, 6-10-flowered; bracts 2,5-4,5 cm long, green or flushed purple; flowers pink to mauve; tube c. 1 cm long; tepals unequal, upper three 2,5-3 cm long; anthers c. 1,2 cm long, without appendages; filaments c. 1,2 cm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Rocky outcrops in thin soils and rock crevices; 1300-1950 m alt.
  Near G. zambesiacus, G. sulcatus.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21512
Record n°21512
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