1. Family: Iridaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Gladiolus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Gladiolus aequinoctialis Herb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Cameroon.

    [FWTA]

    Iridaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    Stem about 1 ft. high from a corm
    Flowers
    Flowers showy, 2 in. across, white with a mauve centre
    Ecology
    In rock crevices.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone

    Gladiolus aequinoctialis Herb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13584], Cameroon K000580297
    Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2169], Cameroon K000436736
    Jan 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [10776], Cameroon K000212824
    Jan 1, 2004 Pollard, B.J. [651], Cameroon K000212821
    Feb 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7598], Cameroon K000109634
    Feb 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7584], Cameroon K000109635
    Mar 1, 2001 Sebsebe [5088], Cameroon K000109633
    Jul 1, 1995 Cable, S. [118], Cameroon K000085049
    Deighton, J.C. [1244], Sierra Leone K000320722 holotype

    First published in Edwards's Bot. Reg. 28(Misc.): 85 (1842)

    Accepted by

    • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Not accepted by

    • Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 3: i-vi, 1-276. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations. [Cited as Acidanthera aequinoctialis.]

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0