1. Family: Iridaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Gladiolus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Gladiolus hollandii L.Bolus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Iridaceae, P. Goldblatt. Flora Zambesiaca 12:4. 1993

    Habit
    Plants 75–120 cm high, usually growing in small clumps.
    Corms
    Corms c. 30 mm in diameter; tunics of coarse brown fibres.
    Leaves
    Foliage leaves 6–8, the lower 4–5 basal, reaching to the base or middle of the spike, 12–22 mm wide, broadly to narrowly lanceolate, the margins slightly thickened, the midribs less so, upper leaves smaller than the basal and mostly sheathing.
    Stem
    Stem erect, occasionally 1-branched.
    Inflorescences
    Spike 20–40-flowered; bracts green at anthesis, soon turning brown, 17–30 mm long, acuminate to setaceous.
    Flowers
    Flowers white with red to pink speckles and lines, the tube dark-red; perianth tube 18–25 mm long, obliquely infundibuliform, slender below, expanded apically; tepals subequal, 20–25 mm long, the uppermost slightly larger and ascending, the lower curving down and outward.
    Stamens
    Filaments 15–18 mm long, exserted c. 10 mm; anthers c. 7 mm long.
    Style
    Style dividing near the anther apices, style branches c. 2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsules 1–2 cm long, obovate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Gladiolus hollandii L.Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Galpin, E.E. [860], South Africa K000320895 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Bot. 69: 261 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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