Cornelius Van Geel, 1828
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,
Medium - Maximum
||60 (90) Centimetres
Yellow / Orange - Red
Watsonia natalensis Eckl. 1827.
Gladiolus cooperi, Baker.
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