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

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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murielae KelwayDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Gladiolus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Gladiolus
Flora of Caprivi: Gladiolus
Flora of Malawi: Gladiolus
Flora of Mozambique: Gladiolus
Flora of Zambia: Gladiolus
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Gladiolus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=389, retrieved 25 May 2016

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