African Plant Database

Gladiolus sudanicus Goldblatt
Protologue : Gladiolus Trop. Afr. 277 (1996)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-20 cm tall; corm 1-1,2 cm Ø; tunics of medium-textured to fine netted fibers; leaves fairly soft-textured (midvein and one pair of secondary veins not noticeably thickened); spike 2-3-flowered; bracts 2-2,5 cm long; flowers pale to deep pink; lower tepals with white to pale yellow nectar guides; anthers c. 6,5 mm long, with acute apiculi 0,5-1 mm long; capsule and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Grassland; among shrubs in seasonally wet sites; 1000-1200 m alt.
  Resembling G. oliganthus; the G. decoratus complex with e.g. G. serenjensis.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 21523
Record n°21523
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