Gladiolus melleri

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Gladiolus melleri


Taxonavigation: Asparagales 
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. Ophiolyza
Species: Gladiolus melleri



Gladiolus melleri Baker, 1876


  • Homotypic
    • Gladiolus natalensis var. melleri (Baker) Geerinck, Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 42: 285 (1972).
    • Gladiolus dalenii var. melleri (Baker) Còrdova, Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 60: 326 (1990).
  • Heterotypic
    • Gladiolus brachyandrus Baker, Bot. Mag. 105: t. 6463 (1879).
    • Gladiolus welwitschii subsp. brevispathus Pax, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 155 (1892).
    • Gladiolus brevispathus (Pax) Klatt in T.A.Durand & H.Schinz, Consp. Fl. Afric. 5: 214 (1894).
    • Gladiolus johnstonii Baker, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1897: 283 (1897).
    • Gladiolus matabelensis Schltr. ex Weim., Bot. Not. 1937: 179 (1937).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Central Africa
      • Angola, Burundi, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


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

Vernacular names

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