African Plant Database

Gladiolus richardsiae Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 253 (1996); Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 15-304 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 45-55 cm tall; corm unknown; leaves 5, 3 basal; blade lanceolate, 5-8 mm wide; spike 2-3-flowered; bracts 4-4,7 cm long; flowers white; tube 8-8,5 cm long; tepals unequal, the 3 dorsal ones 4-4,5 cm long; anther filaments c. 2,5 cm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Heavy clay mud in marshy habitat; 1500 m alt.
  Near G. gunnisii.
  Only one gathering (type) known (4 specimens), collected in 1968.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21519
Record n°21519
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