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Gladiolus aurantiacus

sidvana [Swazi]; isihlanzi [Zulu]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Gladiolus

Distribution extends from Richmond in KwaZulu-Natal to southern Mpumalanga and Swaziland, where it occurs in grassland on moist, stony ground. Flowers are a deep yellow, dotted or streaked with red or orange. The perianth tube is 44-70 mm long.

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Text by Hamish Robertson


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