African Plant Database


Gladiolus pusillus Goldblatt
Family : IRIDACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 85 (1993)
Information on the genus : Gladiolus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Gladiolus opheliae P. A. Duvign. & Van Bockstal
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-40 cm tall; corm 0,7-1,2 cm Ø, fine netted fibres sometimes accumulating in a weakly developed neck around the base; leaves 2, the lower one basal, tightly sheathing the stem for most of its length, often reaching to about top of the spike, this inclined about 30°, lightly flexuous; bracts 6-9 mm long; flowers tiny, yellow to white with deep yellow nectar guides on lower 3 tepals; tube 3,5-4 mm long; tepals unequal, dorsal one largest and hooded, 7-10 mm long.
Ecology : Damp white sand; pasture; moist peaty dambo; dambo on peaty granitic sand; 1050-1680 m alt.
  Near G. gracillimus (and confused with it), but flower colour different (and with perianth tube 11-15 cm long, uppermost tepal 11-15 mm long).
  The presence of this species in Tanzania is doubtful
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 41514
 
Record n°41514
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