African Plant Database

Gladiolus sulcultatus Goldblatt
Protologue : Bothalia 39(1): 45 (2009)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Gladiolus sulcatus Goldblatt (1996)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 20-40 cm tall excluding leaves; corm globose, c. 2 cm Ø; leaves 4-5, sometimes to 15 cm long, at least one usually exceeding stem, linear, 2,5-4 mm wide, with heavily thickened margins and midribs, edges of midrib often ciliate; stem inclined almost from base of spike; spike pink to scarlet, lower lateral tepals sometimes partly white and each with a broad triangular yellow mark in the centre edged in dark pink or red; tube c. 1,3 cm long; tepals c. 2,3 mm long, nearly equal.
Ecology : Rocky grassland; rough pasture on volcanic soil; 2100-3100 m alt.
  Near G. chelamontanus, G. linearifolius.
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carte afrique num 220334
Record n°220334 created 2009-10-02
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