African Plant Database

Gladiolus lundaensis Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 118 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 38-60 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,5 cm Ø, without accumulated tunics so that the corms are enclosed only by the bases of the current season's cataphylls; leaves 5-7, narrowly lanceolate, 3-4 mm wide, midrib lightly thickened, margins not raised or thickened; spike nearly erect, 3-6-10-flowered; bracts 0,6-1 cm long, inner ones especially in the middle of the spike longer than the outer; flowers purple (or white), lower tepals with dark purple markings; tube 0,6-0,8 cm long; tepals unequal, dorsal one largest, 1,2 cm long; seeds unknown.
Ecology : Permanently damp sites.
  Closely resembles G. unguiculatus. Only 2 collections known (1932, 1954).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21515
Record n°21515
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