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Gladiolus martleyi L.Bolus syn. Gladiolus pillansii grows on sandy and rocky flats in the northern and southwestern Cape and blooms in the fall on a flowering stalk without leaves. Growing from 30 to 60 cm, it has usually scented pale to pink or lilac flowers. The lower lateral tepals each have a transverse band or a spear shaped yellow mark edged darker pink or purple in the upper half. The first photo by Bob Rutemoeller shows one grown from IBSA seed from Betty's Bay. The second photo was taken by Dirk Wallace. Other photos taken by Christopher Whitehouse in the Phillipskop Mountain Reserve.