1311.000 Gladiolus L. - Gladioluses

OENOSTACHYS Bullock

Goldblatt, P. (1996) Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, dying back each year, with corms. Inflorescence a spike with secund flowers. Flowers zygomorphic; tepals united into a perianth tube. Style branches expanded above (i.e. broader towards apex) and sometimes 2-lobed at the apex. Fruit a capsule, slightly inflated. Seeds broadly winged.

Derivation of name: 'Little sword' (Latin) referring to the flattened sword-shaped leaves

Worldwide: c. 250 species in Europe, Mediterranean area, tropical African mountains, South Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 20 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
atropurpureus BakerN,C,SDescription, Image
bellus C.H. Wright[End]SDescription, Image
crassifolius BakerSDescription, Image
curtifolius MaraisN
dalenii Van Geel subsp. andongensis (Baker) GoldblattN
dalenii Van Geel subsp. dalenii N,C,SDescription, Image
decoratus BakerSDescription, Image
erectiflorus BakerN,CDescription, Image
gracillimus Baker NImage
gregarius Welw. ex BakerN,CImage
intonsus Goldblatt N
laxiflorus Baker NImage
melleri BakerN,C,SDescription, Image
muenzneri Vaupel N
murielae KelwayC,SDescription, Image
nyasicus GoldblattC
oligophlebius Baker N,C
unguiculatus BakerN,C,SDescription, Image
velutinus De Wild. NDescription, Image
zambesiacus BakerS

Other sources of information about Gladiolus:

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Flora of Botswana: Gladiolus
Flora of Caprivi: Gladiolus
Flora of Mozambique: Gladiolus
Flora of Zambia: Gladiolus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Gladiolus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Gladiolus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gladiolus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gladiolus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gladiolus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gladiolus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Gladiolus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=389, retrieved 20 May 2019

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