African Plant Database

Gladiolus erectiflorus Baker
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Gladiolus trichonemifolius Ker Gawl. (1896)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus trichonemifolius Ker Gawl. (1812)
=Gladiolus citrinus Klatt (1882)
=Gladiolus symmetranthus G. J. Lewis
=*Gladiolus tenellus auct. sensu G.J.Lewis et al., non Jacq.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 35-90 cm tall; corm 1,2-1,8 cm Ø; upper leaf blades overlapping and sheathing the stem to the base of the spike; stem unbranched; spike 4-8-flowered; flower with subequal tepals, the dorsal 2,5-3,5 cm long; perianth whitish to cream, or pale pink, the tepals darkly veined in red to purple (some populations without well-developed veining).
Ecology : Woodland with Brachystegia, mostly in rocky sites in hilly country; organic-rich soils remaining moist throughout the growing season; c. 640-2450 m alt.
  Near G. rupicola, G. verdickii, G. stenosiphon.
  Note: Geerinck (l.c.) treats this species in a wider sense than Goldblatt, including G. verdickii on the level of variety.
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
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Record n°21698
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