Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel
subsp. dalenii (red form)

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Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii (red form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd near Headlands

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii (red form)

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Harare-Mutare Rd near Headlands

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Common names:
A red-flowered form of G. dalenii subsp. dalenii. See below for the differences compared with the normal form.
Notes: The red form deserves special mention for a number of reasons:
  • it generally occurs only in a woodland habitat and seems to be absent from the higher parts, where other colour forms are common;
  • it flowers in May, after the end of the rains, while other plants normally flower from December to February;
  • the flower colour seems to be consistently bright red, while plants flowering earlier, are varied in colour but rarely red.
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Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution:
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Endemic status:
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Other sources of information about Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii (red form):

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Flora of Mozambique: Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii (red form)

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gladiolus dalenii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gladiolus dalenii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gladiolus dalenii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Gladiolus dalenii
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iNaturalist: Gladiolus dalenii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Gladiolus dalenii
JSTOR Plant Science: Gladiolus dalenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gladiolus dalenii
Plants of the World Online: Gladiolus dalenii
Tropicos: Gladiolus dalenii
Wikipedia: Gladiolus dalenii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii (red form)., retrieved 20 May 2024

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