Gladiolus virgineus Goldblatt & J.C. Manning

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Gladiolus virgineus

Rocky ridge/outcrops in miombo woodland
Namutoya, on roadside from Sanfya to Serenje
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus virgineus

Rocky ridge/outcrops in miombo woodland
Namutoya, on roadside from Sanfya to Serenje
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus virgineus

Rocky ridge/outcrops in miombo woodland
Namutoya, on roadside from Sanfya to Serenje
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus virgineus

Rocky ridge/outcrops in miombo woodland
Namutoya, on roadside from Sanfya to Serenje
Feb 2018
Photo: Nick Wightman

Gladiolus virgineus

Corms
Rocky ridge/outcrops in miombo woodland
Namutoya, on roadside from Sanfya to Serenje
Apr 2019
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Plants up to 60 cm tall; corms 8-12 mm in diameter, tunics brown, fibres reticulate; foliage leaves 6, lower 4 leaves longest, upper 2 largely to entire sheathing, blades of lower leaves sub-linear, 4-6 mm wide, margins not thickened; flowering stem unbranched slightly inclined; spike second, 5-7 flowered; bracts green becoming white-membranous at tips when dry, outer 18-25 mm long with inner two thirds as long; flowers bilabiate, white, 3 lower tepals each with bilobed purple median mark on midline; perianth tube ±8 mm long, tepals ovate, ±20 x 8 mm.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: virgineus: white, referring to the flower colour.
Habitat: Rocky ridge/hill in miombo woodland growing in crevices and between large boulders in sandy loam soil pockets.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Feb
Worldwide distribution: Central Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 5 September 2019
Literature:

Goldblatt, P., Manning, J.C., Wightman, N., Bytebier, B. (2019). Gladiolus virgineus, a new species from Zambia and notes on G. ferrugineus in South Africa (Iridaceae: Crocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 123 Pages 293 - 295. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gladiolus virgineus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gladiolus virgineus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gladiolus virgineus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gladiolus virgineus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gladiolus virgineus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gladiolus virgineus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Gladiolus virgineus
iNaturalist: Gladiolus virgineus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gladiolus virgineus
JSTOR Plant Science: Gladiolus virgineus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus virgineus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus virgineus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gladiolus virgineus
Plants of the World Online: Gladiolus virgineus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gladiolus virgineus
Tropicos: Gladiolus virgineus
Wikipedia: Gladiolus virgineus


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 virgineus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=232020, retrieved 23 September 2019

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