African Plant Database

Gladiolus manikaensis Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 238 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 35-60 cm tall; corm elongate, somewhat rhizome-like, dark red, 1,5-2,5 cm long, 1 cm Ø, old corms sometimes persistent, attached horizontally; leaves 4-6, the lowest basal, half as long as stem, 5-9 mm wide; stem erect, unbranched; spike 3-8-flowered; bracts 2,5-3 cm long; flowers white to pale lilac; tube 1,5 cm long; tepals unequal, the dorsal largest 2,3-2,5 cm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Marshy sites permanently or seasonally wet; marshy river side; c. 1400 m alt.
  Resembling G. melleri, G. benguellensis, G. stenolobus.
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21517
Record n°21517
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