Gladiolus juncifolius Goldblatt

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Gladiolus juncifolius

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Chimanimani NP

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Synonyms:
Common names: Hwenyanguruve (Shona)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, 20-35 cm tall, growing from corms. Leaves 2-3 basal, terete, 1-2 mm wide, developing long before the flowers appear and usually dry and broken at flowering time; 2 more leaves along the stem, short and completely sheathing. Inflorescence 3-6-flowered. Flowers pale pink to purplish with the lower tepals yellow in the basal part and darker pink at the apex.
Notes: Note: the unusual flowering time during the winter months, the dimorphic leaves and the small size of plant and flowers distinguishes this species from others. See Gladiolus zimbabweensis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: juncifolius : leaves like a Juncus, referring to the terete leaves.
Habitat: Occurring in rocky areas of montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 June 2010
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 73 - 74. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 102 - 104. (Includes a picture).


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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 juncifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115940, retrieved 25 June 2016

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