Gladiolus

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Gladiolus

Description

Cormogenous herbs. Inflorescences terminal or sometimes axillary in spikes, rarely secund. Flowers ± zygomorphic, sessile, various in colour, each in a single spathe. Stamens 3, often arched, free. Capsule loculicidal, included. Seeds often winged.

Distribution

Africa: present Asia-Tropical: South Europe: present West Asia: present
About 180 spp. in Africa, South Europe and West Asia, one locally naturalized in Malesia.

Citation

LEWIS & OBERMEYER, J. S. Afr. Bot. 1972
GEERINCK - in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 1972: 269