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Gladiolus tshombeanus P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
Family : IRIDACEAE
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gladiolus peschianus P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-40 cm tall, growing in clumps; corm 0,9-1,2 cm Ø, tunics of tough reddish brown fibres, usually accumulating in a neck around base; leaves 2, the lower basal, sheathing for most of its length, terminating in a 2-6 cm long, terete, 4-grooved blade; spike 4-7-flowered, inclined 45°; bracts c. 1 cm long; flowers usually pale blue to lilac; tube c. 1 cm long; tepals unequal, dorsal largest 1,2-1,4 cm long, lower lateral tepals each with a dark purple mark at base or marginal spots.
Ecology : Copper rich soils (to 50.000 ppm); lateritic dambo with copper (fide Duvigneaud & Denaeyer, Bull. Soc. Roy. Bot. Belg. 96: 126, 1963, not validated by Faucon et coll., Pl. Ecol. Evol. 143: 10, 2010); thicket of Uapaca kirkiana; meadow with Eragrostis on malachite stowage.
  Near G. gracillimus, G. robiliartianus.
 
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
 
Map
carte afrique num 21708
 
Record n°21708
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