Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Gladiolus
Family: Iridaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
tristis
NOTES

A cormous plant with woody tunics. It grows to about 40 cm and has 3 long linear leaves with thickened margins and midribs which make the leaves cruciform in cross section. The upper tepals are the largest.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The cream flowers, which are borne in a spike, are fragrant at night. The flowers are long-tubed and funnel-shaped. The midlines of the tepals are darker and the sinuses are transparent for about 10 mm
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Marsh Afrikaaner
Aandpypie
Aandblom
Vlei aandblom
Rheebokblom
Trompetters
Habitat
NOTES: Very obvious in spring but not visible when not in flower. Prefers the damper areas
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
September
October
November
Synonyms for Species
Gladiolus grandis
Gladiolus tristis
Gladiolus versicolor



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