Gladiolus melleri Baker

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Gladiolus melleri

Margin of dambo and miombo woodland in sandy to clay loam soil
Lumangwe Falls area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus melleri

Margin of dambo and miombo woodland in sandy to clay loam soil
Lumangwe Falls area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus melleri

Margin of dambo and miombo woodland in sandy to clay loam soil
Lumangwe Falls area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus melleri

Margin of dambo and miombo woodland in sandy to clay loam soil
Lumangwe Falls area
Oct 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Perennial herb, growing annual stems from corms. Some leaves are borne on the flowering stem, usually partly or entirely sheathing and difficult to distinguish from the main stem; foliage leaves normally appear after flowering on separate shoots. Flowering stimulated by fire, the combination of deep salmon-pink flowers and purple stems making a striking contrast with the burnt soil.
Type location:
Malawi
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: melleri: Named after Charles Meller,naturalist and physician on David Livingstone's Zambezi expedition.
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Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Southern tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C,S
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Content last updated: Thursday 11 April 2019
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 212 - 213. (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. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 97 - 99. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 242 - 246. (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.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 20, plate 38

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus melleri
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus melleri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gladiolus melleri
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Gladiolus melleri.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115960, retrieved 22 April 2019

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