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Paul Latham.


Photo by Ajaytao, Ajaytaobotanicalblog.wordpress.com.


The pale flowers by Christian MolinÚ, Powo.science.kew.org.

Author: Petrus Cornelius Van Geel, 1828
Family:  IRIDACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  60 (90) Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow / Orange - Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Watsonia natalensis Eckl. 1827.
Gladiolus cooperi,
Baker.
Gladiolus psittacinus
Hook. 1830.
Gladiolus natalensis
Reinw. ex Hook. 1831.

Gladiolus quartinianus
A. Rich. 1851.
Gladiolus dracocephalus
Hook. f. 1871.
Gladiolus garnierii
Klatt 1872.
Gladiolus ignescens
Bojer, 1876.
Gladiolus dalenii subsp. andongensis, Goldblatt.
Gladiolus dalenii
subsp. welwitschii, Goldblatt.

This member of the Iridaceae family was given this name by Petrus Cornelius Van Geel in 1828. It is found in central and southern Africa and Madagascar. it is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 60 centimetres in height, 90 with the inflorescence with the yellow and orange to red flowers.

The genera name means 'little sword', referring to the leaves. The species is named after the Dutch botanist Cornelius Dalen.


A pair of growing plants from Somethingovertea.wordpress.com.