Wild Gladiolus (Gladiolus illyricus) Symposium

David Pilling pbs@pilling.demon.co.uk
Sat, 19 Sep 2009 13:12:37 PDT

I've been asked to mention a proposed symposium about Wild Gladiolus (Gladiolus
illyricus) "one of the most charismatic species of the New Forest" (in England) that
is "different in chromosome number from almost all analysed Continental material".

It is likely to take place in February or March 2010 near Southampton.

Some likely speakers and topics are:

Genetics, reproductive behaviour and relationships in the European Gladiolus flora -
Anthony Hamilton

The autecology of the New Forest population - Jonathan Stokes

The history of discovery of Gladiolus illyricus in Britain - Geoff Toone

The known distribution and the current state of known sites - Martin Rand

For more information email:

Martin Rand (vc11recorder@hantsplants.org.uk)

Anthony Hamilton (anthony.hamilton@mac.com)

I didn't know gladioli came from England... There's a picture at:


David Pilling
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