Gladiolus zimbabweensis Goldblatt

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Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

Gladiolus zimbabweensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Muhohwa River, Corner, Chimanimani

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial herb, up to 35 cm high, growing from corms. Foliage leaves 4-5, the lower 2 basal, linear, distinctly thickened on the margins and mid-rib. Flowers usually 4-8, rarely up to 12, inclined towards the ground, pale grey-blue or pink with markings on the lower lateral tepals.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zimbabweensis: from Zimbabwe where the type was collected
Habitat: Rocky montane grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1170 - 2300 m
Flowering time:(Oct)Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent areas in Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 June 2012
Literature:

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 72 - 74. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 100 - 102. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus zimbabweensis
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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 zimbabweensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=116000, retrieved 9 December 2016

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