Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel
subsp. dalenii

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Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

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Vumba Rd, nr Nyamheni Rd turnoff

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

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Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

Photo: Neil Crouch
Bundi Plain, near Skeleton Pass, Chimanimani N.P.

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

Photo: Neil Crouch
Bundi Plain, near Skeleton Pass, Chimanimani N.P.

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

Photo: Petra Ballings
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zambezi National Park

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Synonyms: Gladiolus natalensis Reinw. ex Hook.f.
Gladiolus primulinus Baker
Gladiolus psittacinus Hook. f.
Gladiolus quartinianus A. Rich.
Common names: Parrot-beak gladiolus (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Robust herb, 50-120 cm high, growing from a corm 20-30 mm in diameter. Leaves 4-7, produced with the flowers, basal and along the flowering stem, linear to narrowly lanceolate, about half as long as the flowering spike, 10-30 mm wide, stiff and firmly textured; midrib and margins thickened. Inflorescence unbranched, 3-10-flowered; bracts 3.5-7 cm long, green. Flowers variable in colour from lemon yellow, orange or red, variously streaked or plain. Upper tepals broadly elliptic to ovate, together forming a helmet-like hood, curved down obscuring the stamens. A widespread and variable species. Some varieties were formerly described as separate species but these are now considered synonyms of G. dalenii.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dalenii: named after Cornelius Dalen, Dutch botanist and director of the Rotterdam Botanic Garden.
Habitat: In various types of grassland, woodland and along road sides. Generally present except in semi-arid areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,GI,M
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Content last updated: Tuesday 29 June 2010
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 70. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 212 - 213. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 310. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 127.

Goldblatt, P. (1993). Iridaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(4) Pages 89 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Goldblatt, P. (1996). Gladiolus in Tropical Africa Timber Press. Portland, Oregon. Pages 207 - 217. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 92.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 116.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 66. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 21, plates 39 & 40

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 124.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 110.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 83.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Gladiolus dalenii
African Plant Database: Gladiolus dalenii
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BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Gladiolus dalenii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Gladiolus dalenii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gladiolus dalenii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gladiolus dalenii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Gladiolus dalenii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Gladiolus dalenii
Tropicos: Gladiolus dalenii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Gladiolus dalenii subsp. dalenii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115900, retrieved 18 April 2019

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