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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Plants 15–25(40) cm high.
    Corms
    Corms 14–25 mm in diameter; tunics of coarse fibres.
    Leaves
    Foliage leaves 5–6, the lower 3–4 basal and longer than the others, usually slightly exceeding the spike, (2)3–4 mm wide, linear (narrowly lanceolate), the margins and midrib not thickened, the upper 2 leaves cauline narrower and shorter than the basal leaves.
    Stem
    Stems unbranched.
    Inflorescences
    Spike 3–6-flowered, internodes 10–15 mm long; bracts green, sometimes flushed purple above, 15–20(25) mm long, attenuate, imbricate, 1.5–2 internodes in length, the inner about half as long as the outer.
    Flowers
    Flowers pink, the lower tepals evidently without markings; perianth tube c. 15 mm long, obliquely and narrowly funnel-shaped, the lower cylindrical part 6 mm long, curving outwards between the bracts; tepals subequal, 18–20 × c. 8 mm, lanceolate, all similarly oriented, directed forwards and curving outwards distally.
    Stamens
    Filaments c. 11 mm long, usually shortly exserted from the mouth of the tube; anthers c. 6.5 mm long, unilateral, with short acute apicula c. 0.4 mm long.
    Style
    Style dividing opposite the anther apices, style branches 4–5 mm long, extending beyond the anthers.
    Fruits
    Capsules unknown.

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    Distribution

    Gladiolus serenjensis Goldblatt appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1991 Strid, A. [2834], Zambia K000320841 isotype

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 12(4): 101 (1993)

    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/
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    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/
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