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Gladiolus oppositiflorus (Salmon gladiolus, Transkei gladiolus)

Transkeiswaardlelie [Afrikaans]

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

Gladiolus oppositiflorus Gladiolus oppositiflorus

Gladiolus oppositiflorus flowering in summer amongst basalt boulders on Naude's Nek in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The long-proboscid fly (Prosoeca ganglbaueri) pollinating a flower of Gladiolus oppositiflorus in summer at Naude's Nek in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]
 

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