Gladiolus flavoviridis Goldblatt

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Gladiolus flavoviridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Behind Valley of Kings, Mutare (N. slopes of Nyachakanga)

Gladiolus flavoviridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Behind Valley of Kings, Mutare

Gladiolus flavoviridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Behind Valley of Kings, Mutare

Gladiolus flavoviridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Behind Valley of Kings, Mutare

Gladiolus flavoviridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Behind Valley of Kings, Mutare

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
A slender species, up to 80 cm, growing from small corms. Leaves linear, reaching to the base of the inflorescence. Inflorescence up to 18-flowered; bracts turning pale brownish and dry at flowering time. Flowers pale greenish yellow; markings in the lower tepals small or absent.
Notes: Endemic to Zimbabwe on the basis of known records
Derivation of specific name: flavoviridis: yellow-green
Habitat: Serpentine grassland and woodland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Apparently endemic to the hills near Mutare; it may occur just across the border in Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Images last updated: Friday 31 March 2006
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 71 - 72.

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 98 - 100.


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External websites:

African Plant Database: Gladiolus flavoviridis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Gladiolus flavoviridis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gladiolus flavoviridis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Gladiolus flavoviridis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Gladiolus flavoviridis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Gladiolus flavoviridis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gladiolus flavoviridis
Ispot Southern Africa : Gladiolus flavoviridis
JSTOR Plant Science: Gladiolus flavoviridis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus flavoviridis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus flavoviridis
Tropicos: Gladiolus flavoviridis
West African Plants database: Gladiolus flavoviridis


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: Species information: Gladiolus flavoviridis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115930, retrieved 27 May 2016

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