Gladiolus unguiculatus Baker

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Gladiolus unguiculatus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Gladiolus unguiculatus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Gladiolus unguiculatus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Synonyms: Gladiolus brevicaulis Baker
Gladiolus brevifolius sensu Eyles
Gladiolus oatesii Rolfe
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Perennial herb, growing from corms. The leaves develop on separate shoots after the flowering has finished. Up to 18 flowers in the inflorescence, varying in colour from deep purple on the upper tepals to nearly white on the lower tepals, each marked with a dark spear-shaped blotch. Viewed from the side, the flowers show a typical "window" between the upper and lateral tepals. See Gladiolus atropurpureus for comparison.
Type location:
Sierra Leone
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Flowering time:Oct - Dec
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,S,W
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 210 - 211. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 310.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Gladiolus oatesii

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 76 - 79. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 119 - 124. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 125. as Gladiolus oatesii

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus unguiculatus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus unguiculatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gladiolus unguiculatus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gladiolus unguiculatus
Tropicos: Gladiolus unguiculatus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Gladiolus unguiculatus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115990, retrieved 20 October 2017

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