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Gladiolus leptosiphon
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Eastern cape:


Gladiolus leptosiphon is a rare bulb occuring from Ladismith in the Little Karoo to Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. These slender plants with thin leaves can grow to a height of some 60 cm when in flower.The creamy white/ yellowish flowers with reddish-brown markings occur in spring.

This attractive bulb is regarded as a choice specimen in collections.


Gladiolus leptosiphon Gladiolus leptosiphon Gladiolus leptosiphon
Gladiolus leptosiphon in habitat north of Oudtshoorn growing in enon-comglomerate (a mixture of pebbles and hardened sand). Flowering in October and November.



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