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Gladiolus in Tropical Africa

Systematics, Biology and Evolution

by Peter Goldblatt

  • 6 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Timber Press, Incorporated .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Botany & plant sciences,
  • Horticulture,
  • Gardening / Horticulture,
  • Floriculture,
  • Tropical Botany,
  • Gardening,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Gladiolus,
  • Flowers,
  • Flowers - Bulbs,
  • Life Sciences - Botany,
  • BOTANY_AFRICA,
  • MONOCOTYLEDONS,
  • Science / Botany,
  • Flowers - General,
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn C. Manning (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages338
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8176162M
    ISBN 100881923338
    ISBN 109780881923339

      A deep and rather stiff sandy loam is the best soil for the gladiolus, and this should be trenched up in October and enriched with well-decomposed manure, consisting partly of cow dung, the manure being disposed altogether below the corms, a layer at the bottom of the upper trench, say 9 in. from the surface, and another layer at double that depth.


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Gladiolus in Tropical Africa by Peter Goldblatt Download PDF EPUB FB2

Addressing the comparatively neglected tropical African members of the genera Gladiolus, this volume provides a comprehensive, well-illustrated account of the 82 known species, 26 of which have been described as new to science and named by the : Gladiolus in Tropical Africa: Systematics, Biology and Evolution [Goldblatt, Peter, Manning, John C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Gladiolus in 5/5(2). Peter Goldblatt's Gladiolus in Tropical Africa is the result of more than five years of field, laboratory, and historical research. This research, conducted in the course of a lifelong study of the genera of the iris family, brings order to the heretofore fragmentary and confused state of knowledge about members of the genus in the heart of its geographical range.

Gladiolus also make the perfect focal point in cut floral lus is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family. It is sometimes called the 'Sword lily', but usually by its generic name.

The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa. Gladiolus plants are subjected to Thrips, especially the ones that grow and bloom in warm weather. The standard reference book for the South African Gladiolus species is probably Goldblatt & Manning's hefty Gladiolus in Southern Africa.

Another useful reference is Gladiolus in Tropical Africa. This book provides a comprehensive and well-illustrated account of the 82 species of Gladiolus (including 26 new species described and named by the author) which occur in tropical Africa.

These species represent about a third of the total number in this genus. The chapters of the book are as follows: History; Morphology (corm, leaves, stem, inflorescence, perianth, androecium, gynoecium, and Cited by: 4.

The Hardcover of the Gladiolus in Tropical Africa: Systematics, Biology and Evolution by Peter Goldblatt, John C. Manning | at Barnes & Noble. FREE B&N Outlet Author: Peter Goldblatt. Gladiolus make excellent cut flowers. The winter-growing species from Southern Africa offer the greatest range of color and form.

through the winter, they bloom in the spring and go dormant in summer, when they should be kept dry. summer-growing species are largely from tropical and sub-tropical Africa. They are generally larger plants and are. Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Goldblatt, Peter, Gladiolus in tropical Africa.

Portland, Ore.: Timber Press, Southern Africa is the center of Gladiolus distribution, & this monumental book is a fitting companion to the author's earlier work on the tropical species. It is a major work of scholarship, & its superb illustrations are masterpieces of botanical art.

Thanks to the support of several foundations, the book has been produced to the very highest standard, & at a remarkable value.

The book includes finely executed and botanically detailed line drawings by John Manning. Contents - History - Classification of Southern African Gladiolus - Relationships, subgeneric classification, phylogeny and radiation - Systematic treatment - The genus Gladiolus - Keys to Gladiolus in Southern Africa - Natural key to the sections of.

Today's Gladiolus, also known as glad are larger and more beautiful than varieties years ago and produce lush sword like foliage. They appreciate the warm weather of summer and are very easy to plant Van Zyverden Gladiolus Tropical Passion Blend Bulbs (Set of 25) - The Home Depot/5(2).

So many people are not even aware of the wonderful Gladiolus species that exist, I think there is something like of them, most in Sth Africa. There has been a suggestion made that a Gladiolus Forum would be good to have (or great!).

Tropical Africa book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5. The genus Gladiolus contains about species, of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia.

There are species of Gladiolus endemic in southern Africa and 76 in tropical Africa. The species vary from very small to the spectacular giant flower spikes in : Liliopsida.

Gladiolus murielae – on the Missouri Botanic Garden’s Kemper Center for Home Gardening website; Gladiolus Murielae Exotic Flower Bulbs – video on eHow; Gladiolus in Tropical Africa: Systematics, Biology & Evolution by Peter Goldblatt – the definitive book on gladiolus species from Umdaus Press.

David Laidlaw was well qualified to write this book, as the founder of the internationally known firm of Laidlaw Gladiolus. In this book, the author shows the reader how to grow, exhibit and propagate these beautiful flowers, and also describes how to make your hobby pay, explaining that "if you have enough room to plant ab glads you.

Gladiolus in Tropical Africa: Systematics, Biology & Evolution. Portland: Timber Press. Classic reference book or the 82 species that occur in tropical Africa and are not well known with line drawings by John C. Manning. Goldblatt, Peter and John Manning. Gladiolus in. Dame Edna's Coffee Table Book: Gladioly- Meciky (In Slovak) Igor Adamovic: The Physiology of Flower Bulbs * De Hertogh Le Nard: Gladiolus in Tropical Africa * att: Gladiolus in Southern Africa * att.

Gladiolus produce enjoyable blooms and are relatively easy to grow. The plants require well-drained soils in a sunny location. Bulbs, actually a corm, which are 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter, will produce full, attractive flower spikes. Small corms produce foliage but may not bloom.

Planting depth varies with the size of the corms. Gladiolus is also commonly referred to by the name of its genus - Gladiolus, the plural form of which can be Gladiole, Gladioluses or Gladioli. Gladiolus is also known as the Sword Lily, due to its sword shaped leaves, or Corn Lily. The genus Gladiolus comprises species, of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa.

The gladiolus is a common genus of flowers native primarily to Africa and growing in a belt str etching from the area around the Mediterranean Sea all the way to the Far East. It is within this belt that the gladiolus grows naturally and where the climate is the best suited for this kind of flower.

Fortunately, for gardeners in other regions of. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Main image: Gladiolus mariae in flower on Banga Guemey table mountain in the Kounounkan massif in Guinea. Photograph: Xander van der Burgt/RBG Kew Tue 17 Dec Gladiolus occurs virtually throughout the grasslands, savannas and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa.

It also occurs in Arabia and Madagascar. Across its range there are a number of variants, the most important of which are two exclusively tropical African subspecies.

How much of the Gladiolus remarkable wide distribution across Africa is due to. Gladiolus aureus is a delicate, cormous plant, producing striking golden-yellow blooms in late winter and spring.

Among South Africa’s many critically endangered geophytes, it is one of those closest to extinction in the wild. Figure 1. Gladiolus aureus golden-yellow form (Graham Duncan). Gladiolus in Southern Africa by Peter Goldblatt and John Manning. Fernwood Press. Gladiolus in Tropical Africa by Peter Goldblatt.

Timber Press. The Genus Watsonia by Peter Goldblatt. Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens. The Moraeas of Southern Africa by Peter Goldblatt. Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens. GLADIOLUS HISTORY The gladiolus has quite a history, with many old species coming from Africa and Asia.

Many consider the mention of lilies of the field in the Bible as the earliest written reference to the gladiolus. In St. Matthew, Chapter 6, Verse it reads, And why take ye thought for raiment. Consider the liliesFile Size: KB. The genus Gladiolus contains about species, of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa.

About 10 species are native to Eurasia. There are species of Gladiolus endemic in southern Africa and 76 in tropical Africa.

The flowers of unmodified wild species vary from very small to perhaps 40 mm across, and. Introduction. Gladiolus L. is one of the largest genera in Iridaceae, with ± species, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar but also Europe and the Middle East (Goldblatt and Manning, ).The genus is most diverse in southern Africa, where species are recorded, followed by tropical sub-Saharan Africa, where over 80 additional species are : P.

Goldblatt, P. Goldblatt, J.C. Manning, N. Wightman, B. Bytebier. Addressing the comparatively neglected tropical African members of the genera Gladiolus, this volume provides a comprehensive, well-illustrated account of the 82 known species, Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.

Publication Author Burkil. Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. Year - ISBN Description. References: Cantor, M. & J. Tolety. crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, plantation and ornamental crops Note: = Gladiolus.

this fl ower include Abyssinian glad, fragrant gladiolus, pea-cock lily and sword lily. This “summer bulb” actually has a globose corm rather than a true bulb. It is considered an heir-loom bulb, as it was blooming in Boston by – only 44 years after it was fi rst collected.

Native to the mountains of tropical East Africa, G. murielaeFile Size: KB. Gladiolus species is in the process of publishing two books.

The first is Gladiolus in Central or Tropical Africa. This should cover up to 81 species some of them new. This book will be followed by Gladiolus in South Africa.

These are scientific, but he is also orienting to individual and general horticulture. Gladiolus carmineus is listed as Vulnerable (VU) on the Red List of South African plants (Raimondo et al.

).This Gladiolus species is a habitat specialist, restricted to a small stretch of rocky coastal cliffs and always occurs in sight of the ocean. Rocky habitats, where this species can be found, are currently not particularly threatened and remain intact.

Gladiolus corms. How to Plant Gladiolus. To ensure large-sized blooms, plant corms that are 1¼ inch or larger in diameter. Set the corm in the hole about 4 inches deep with the pointed end facing up. Cover with soil and press firmly. Space the corms 6 to 8 inches apart.

If you grow gladioli primarily for cut flowers, plant them in rows. If you have acidic soil, you do not have to spend a fortune on changing it. Simply plant any of these 43 acid loving plants. Soil which is below a 7pH, but ideally hanging out at aroundcould be great ground to grow an abundance of these delicious fruits, vegetables, flowers, and trees.

Includes loosely inserted letter from the Director of Kew to the presumed owner of the book, who to judge from the numerous worm holes in the book resided in a tropical climate (Ghana, actually). A worm hole also passes through the letter, which is folded and in surprisingly good condition. Define gladiolus.

gladiolus synonyms, gladiolus pronunciation, gladiolus translation, English dictionary definition of gladiolus.

Botany Any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus, native chiefly to tropical and southern Africa and having sword-shaped leaves and showy, variously colored, irregular flowers arranged in one-sided spikes. The book series Flora of Tropical East Africa published or distributed by the University of Chicago Press.

Book Series: Flora of Tropical East Africa All Chicago e-books are on sale at. Planting a couple different types of glads is another way to extend the flowering season. In addition to the full size hybrids, consider planting peacock orchids, Gladiolus muriale, as well as the hardier, dwarf gladiolas know as Gladiolus nanas or Glamini glads.

Gladiolas are easy and adaptable, but they grow best in fertile, well-drained soil.- gladiolus: any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided .Flora of Tropical Africa has 7, members.

A group for all those interested in the flora of Tropical Africa. It also provides news and information about.