Gladiolus murielae taxonomy question

Eugene Zielinski
Sun, 06 May 2012 18:02:17 PDT
Hello Julian.
Here is what Dr. Peter Goldblatt has to say about Gladiolus murielae (G.
callianthus; Acidanthera bicolor) seed in his book, Gladiolus of Tropical
Africa: "Seeds ca. 8 x 5 mm, broadly winged."
It doesn't sound like your seeds are from G. murielae.

Eugene Zielinski
Augusta, GA

> [Original Message]
> From: B & G Julian <>
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> Date: 5/7/2012 1:46:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [pbs] Gladiolus murielae taxonomy question
> Can any member tell me if Gladiolus murielae sets viable seed and if so 
> is the seed winged . I received some seeds purported to be this plant 
> but I am a little dubious as the seed is spherical , about 4.5 mm 
> diameter and seems to be covered in a  blackish/purple skin .Gordon 
> Julian , Tasmania
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