Gladiolus longiflorus Andrews


Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Gladiolus

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 5 in 1797. ...native of the Cape of Good Hope, about Table Mountain; where the roots of Ixia, Antholyza, Gladiolus, &c. form a chief part of the food of the inhabiting monkeys. It came to England amongst many other roots and seeds of beautiful and rare plants, collected by J. Pringle, Esq. of the island of Madeira, when on an excursion at the Cape; and sent by him to Messrs. Lee and Kennedy, of Hammersmith.

Synonym of Babiana tubulosa (Burm.f.) Ker Gawl.


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