African Plant Database

Gladiolus lithicola Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 284 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 8-28 cm tall; corm 0,8-1 cm Ø; leaves 2-4, drooping, blades linear, 2-4 mm wide, the lowermost 1,5-2,5 times as long as the stem; spike 1-3-flowered, bracts 1,5-3,5 cm long, green; flowers bluish-purple or mauve; tube c.1,8 cm long; tepals unequal, upper ones c. 1,8 cm long, lower ones c. 2 cm long; anthers c. 5 mm long, dark violet; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Steep rocky slopes and cliffs, originally in forest, but today largely cleared; 2100-2760 m alt.
  Only 3 collections known (1961, 1963, 1969). Near G. serenjensis.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21514
Record n°21514
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