Gladiolus galeatus Jacq.


Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Gladiolus

Description: 

From Bot. Repos. Gladiolus with leaves nearly egg-shaped, ribbed, and pointed at the ends; sheaths keeled, and longer than the tube of the blossom; the upper segment concave, and almost upright.

History: 

Published in Collectanea (Jacquin) 4: 167 in 1791.

Synonym of Sparaxis galeata Kew Gawl.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 2: 122 in 1800: We are certainly led to think with Thunberg, that this plant is not a species, but a very singular and beautiful variety, of G. alatus, of which we have seen above six or seven. Nevertheless, upon the authority of Prof. Jacquin, who in his Icones 2. tab. 253, has figured it under this name specifically…

Andews' plant may be Gladiolus alatus L.


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