Fine Art

Gladiolus alatus

Gladiolus alatus (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Asparagales

Familia: Iridaceae
Subfamilia: Crocoideae
Tribus: Gladioleae
Genus: Gladiolus
Subgenus: G. subg. Gladiolus
Sectio: G. sect. Hebea
Species: Gladiolus alatus

Gladiolus alatus L. (1760)

Gladiolus alatus Jacq. = Gladiolus orchidiflorus Andrews
Gladiolus alatus Burm.f. = Tritoniopsis parviflora var. parviflora


Hebea alata (L.) Eckl., Topogr. Verz. Pflanzensamml. Ecklon 42. 1827.

Gladiolus alatus var. algoensis Herb., Bot. Mag. 53: t. 2608. 1825.
Gladiolus algoensis (Herb.) Sweet, Hort. Brit.: 397. 1826.
Gladiolus galeatus Burm.f., Fl. Indica, Prodr. Fl. Cap.: 2. 1768.
Gladiolus papilionaceus Licht. ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 1: 408. 1817, nom. illeg. non Salisb. (1796).
Gladiolus uniflorus Klatt, Abh. Naturf. Ges. Halle 15: 337. 1882.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1760. Plantae Africanae rariores; quas praeside Car. Linnaeo, proposuit Jacob Printz, Dalekarlus. Upsaliae 1760. Maj 20 BHL Reference page. : 8.

Additional references

Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Gladiolus alatus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 26. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Gladiolus alatus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 26. Reference page. 2022. Gladiolus alatus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 26 Jan 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Gladiolus alatus. Published online. Accessed: Jan 26 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Gladiolus alatus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Rooikalkoentjie
English: Turkey-chick

Gladiolus alatus is a species of Gladiolus found from southern Namaqualand south to the Cape Peninsula and east to Caledon and Bredasdorp, South Africa. It is found growing on slopes with sandstone and granitic soils.[2]

The flowers bloom from August to October and are sweetly scented.
Gladiolus alatus in South African habitat

"Gladiolus alatus in Tropicos".
"Gladiolus alatus in".

Plants, Fine Art Prints

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Retrieved from ""
All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

Home - Hellenica World