Gladiolus longicollis


Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: white, yellow
Life form: corm
Climate: summer rain climate
 

Gladiolus longicollis Baker is a species found in a wide area of southern Africa, including the southern Cape, the eastern Cape, the Free State and the Northern Province. There are two subspecies. It has pale yellow to white long tubed flowers that are either uniformly colored or mottled with brown. Flowers are night blooming and sweetly scented of carnation and cloves. The first three photos from Cameron McMaster and the next two from Mary Sue Ittner. Photos three thru five were taken at Naude's Nek. The last photo from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok. They describe it as growing up to 60 cm tall with narrow cylindrical leaves and flowers with red brown spots and lines. The anthers are not much exposed, a characteristic that helps distinguish it from a similar looking Gladiolus tristis.

Gladiolus longicollis, Cameron McMasterGladiolus longicollis, Cameron McMasterGladiolus longicollis, Naude's Nek, Cameron McMasterGladiolus longicollis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus longicollis, Naude's Nek, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus longicollis, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok


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