1. Family: Iridaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Gladiolus Tourn. ex L.
      1. Gladiolus flavoviridis Goldblatt

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Plants 55–85 cm high.
    Corms
    Corms unknown.
    Leaves
    Foliage leaves 6, the lower 2 usually more or less basal and larger than the others, reaching to the base or middle of the spike, 4–5 mm wide, nearly linear, the midrib and margins slightly thickened; upper leaves cauline and progressively shorter above, the uppermost usually entirely sheathing.
    Stem
    Stem simple or with a short branch.
    Inflorescences
    Spike 10–18-flowered, inclined from the base; bracts evidently membranous below and dry and brown above at anthesis, 12–16 mm long, the inner about two-thirds as long as the outer.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale-yellow or greenish, tepal markings if present unknown; perianth tube c. 10 mm long, obliquely infundibuliform, widening and curving outwards near the apex, c. 10 mm long; tepals unequal, the upper three 15–17 mm long, (often less when dry), larger than the others, broadly lanceolate, the uppermost inclined over the stamens, c. 12 mm wide, the lower 3 tepals united below for c. 2 mm, 9–10 mm long, abruptly expanded in the upper half, the apices inclined toward the ground.
    Stamens
    Filaments c. 10 mm long, exserted 6 mm; anthers c. 5.5 mm long.
    Style
    Style arching over the filaments, dividing between the base and middle of the anthers; style branches 2–3 mm long, never reaching the anther apices.
    Fruits
    Capsules c. 10 mm long, obovoid.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Gladiolus flavoviridis Goldblatt appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 71 (1993)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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