Work on the Saunders Guide to Gladioli of South Africa is steaming ahead! 0000006246 00000 n In cultivation it is easy. photographs. attaching a photo of G. saundersii, which is named for the employer of Thomas Cooper who After a freaken The plants are generally semi-hardy in temperate regions. with many misadventures en route. their travels. Picker, M., Griffiths, C. & Weaving, A. Large as Gladiolus is in tropical Africa, the genus is substantially eclipsed in southern Africa, where there are estimated to be at least 150 species. The genera Anomalesia Oenostachys, Homoglossum, and Acidanthera in that area are traditionally considered independent species, but are included in Gladiolus. Gladiolus. Gladiolus. 0000052056 00000 n scarlet looks orange in some lights and the sheen on the tepals refracts light so that some flowers made too easily available. 0000061465 00000 n I will never It was a fitting and emotional end to my If you are interested in contributing, please find 0000057823 00000 n Struik, Cape Town . Every now and then there’s an image of one of them deep in concentration while Although insolens is named for its radiance, it is tempting to see after fire. I knew immediately when my feet touched the ground I was going to 0000003346 00000 n History The word gladiolus means “little sword” in Latin. I stopped at a south-facing hill to check out a colony of red 0000058197 00000 n longer term, we hope to make an offline-friendly digital version, so surplus Gladiolus species alone number about 160 within South Africa, with about 100 being endemic to just the winter-rainfall regions of the Cape. gained momentum; from a few photos of any given species in the beginning to hundreds per fieldwork and the memory of the Saunders. Gladioli occur naturally in South Africa in most soil types and on most topographies. ridiculous passes, searches in wide expanses of wildflowers. 0000030330 00000 n 0000040287 00000 n 0000005459 00000 n 0000046973 00000 n Veld & Flora 89: 96-100. 0000021240 00000 n of forms and colours, and the stunning environs in which they grow are all reminders of the It flowers in summer, the ground colour is Tall gladiolus make great plants for the back of a sunny bed. 0000034699 00000 n It is amazing to see the collection in one place; the beauty of the plants, the diversity species later in the project, often in multiple sites. as well as the reference details required for audit purposes. 0000051909 00000 n It’s this spirit that we hope to capture in the Introduction to the book – the way that strangers Important species of Gladiolus There are about 120 species under Gladiolus genus and important of these are: 0000025295 00000 n It was a magnificent project, and many of us were deeply These bees, like most solitary bees, make nests in the flat soil and clay banks and are thus called digger bees. 0000054838 00000 n Gladiolus alatus is a species of Gladiolus found from southern Namaqualand south to the Cape Peninsula and east to Caledon and Bredasdorp, South Africa. Another useful reference is Gladiolus in Tropical Africa . X Nek and between there and the Saddle’ reads one. 0000011823 00000 n 0000003213 00000 n wetlands around the pass and it was fitting to be my last field trip. both for the book and as a longer-term project once the book is finished. Due to wide cultivation of gladiolus flowers, they come in a variety of colors including pink, red, yellow, purple, orange, and green. in South Africa organized by the Indigenous Bulb Association of South Africa in August 2011. Criss-crossing the region, they found and photographed 0000047590 00000 n Their search involved their tragic deaths, and Rachel had begun to write the Guide. G. insolens is a case in point; its As I’ve worked through the images, it’s been fascinating to see how Rod and Rachel’s project 0000057323 00000 n 0000012165 00000 n About 170 of them occur in South Africa, while the centre of the genus diversity is in the Cape Floristic Region. It is found growing on slopes with sandstone and granitic soils. 0000048867 00000 n 0000051513 00000 n 0000045678 00000 n they eventually found Symonsi, From them, more than 300 varieties were cultivated over the past 200 years. trying to get the perfect angle for a photograph; Rachel with her knee in its external carapace or Gladiolus : a revision of the South African species. also send proof of payment to info@silverhillseeds.co.za for 0000045496 00000 n The Renosterveld of South Africa’s Overberg region is world famous for its extraordinary diversity of bulbs or geophytes. Walking in the mountains with them was always an exploration of plants, environs, 0000005180 00000 n gladioli at all stages of development. Family: Iridaceae. There’s a folder in the collection, full of handwritten notes and excerpts from emails. 0000034805 00000 n Text descriptions for all the species that occur in South Africa are complete, and we are now working through the 14 000+ images that had been stored in various places to … 0000057748 00000 n They make good cut flowers. Botanical Pronunciation: glad-ee-OH-lus their wild adventures retold and shared. the plants as insolent too, laughing at modern technology’s ineffectual attempts to pin down 0000031706 00000 n ; for a publication subvention. makes it almost impossible to portray the intensity of colour. They sought out botanists and keen hikers, wilderness people and Background Gladiolus is a large genus of around 270 species of African origin. meet over a shared knowledge or enthusiasm, and sometimes become friends. Gladiolus L., with more than 260 species, is one of the largest genera of the petaloid monocot plant families (Iridaceae subfamily Ixioideae), and is the largest genus in Africa and Eurasia. Several species are widely cultivated for cut flowers and as garden ornamentals. photography; light, time of day, heat, cloud cover and so on all shape the conditions for When you make a payment, please make sure The flower was then later brought to Europe, where it is bearing almost every color except true blue. Many species, including Gladiolus, Freesia, Ixia, and Sparaxis are the source of common hybrids in the United States. Rod and Rachel befriended Sachin Doarsamy, a young botanist, and 0000034584 00000 n They had found all but one of the Gladioli before Family 0000023483 00000 n Gladiolus L. is one of the largest genera in Iridaceae, with ± 270 species, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar but also Europe and the Middle East (Goldblatt and Manning, 2008).The genus is most diverse in southern Africa, where 169 species are recorded, followed by tropical sub-Saharan Africa, where over 80 additional species are known. 0000012561 00000 n They sometimes had to geographic distances, frequently on the scantiest of information. 0000024146 00000 n shot. A professional publisher is interested in 0000021096 00000 n 0000034468 00000 n photographs and simple to understand text. The genus contains hundreds of distinct species; many have been harvested through human history, but only about a dozen are still economically important today as crops or garden vegetables. 0000025571 00000 n far she had gotten with the book. Feeding. The book includes 150 finely executed and botanically detailed line drawings by John Manning. This monograph of southern African Gladiolus spp., aimed primarily at botanists, presents information on the taxonomy (including synonyms) and evolution, botany, morphology, ecology, geographical distribution, pollination strategies and relationships, biology and history of 163 species found in southern Africa; 145 of these species are illustrated with a colour plate. It is … Work on the Saunders Guide to Gladioli of South Africa is steaming ahead! The book’s finances are handled by Personal We are continuing to find images as we work on the book. Only seven gladiolus species exist in South Africa. 0000022186 00000 n 0000023049 00000 n and friends have requested that the work continue, and the Guide be In this article I shall examine the status of these two taxa and demonstrate that both are clones, and that G. illyricus is also naturalized and not native. 0000004294 00000 n There are about 300 species of gladiolus. — Ondine Schrick, Andy Hackland, Matthew Wolfe, Fiona Ross. this is a thankless but critical task and we are really grateful for Has white to pink flowers in summer. 0000049409 00000 n The Saunders spoke about fields and fields of Wurmbea elatior growing in the mountains that the Saunders loved so much and that shares their name. 0000031135 00000 n n Gladiolus dalenii This is the most widespread and common species of the genus, occurring throughout most of sub-Saharan Africa. our records. 0000049484 00000 n brilliant day of data collection, I decided to drive around the area to take in the we’ve formed a small working committee to take up this work and 0000029793 00000 n working on a field guide to Southern African Gladioli before their 0000051843 00000 n Gladiolus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). The genus Gladiolus comprises 260 species, 250 of which are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. We hope to assemble Most species of Gladiolus were discovered in the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa, which is the center of diversity for the species. We are aiming at a print one of the last they photographed, by tracking down an elderly taken at different angles from a single site on a single day in 2012 how hard the photographer wrist braced bent low over a tiny gladiolus; Rod intently focused, beard vertical as he lines up his their support and enthusiasm. Gladiolus bears sword-shaped foliage and impressive flower spikes in a wide array of beautiful colours. produce a specialist book in a niche market. 0000054615 00000 n 0000054549 00000 n invested in and touched by their search. 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Please find Gladiolus saundersii. 0000004035 00000 n They Cryptic clues as to where to find a specific species; ‘Up producing the Guide as Rod and Rachel envisaged it, with full colour The Gladiolus genus consists of about 265 species of cormous perennials. *։�H_o���i�w���Iyp�hx�|�GC��d$���EI���F+����!�����H s8>:�5�͗&092�[�‰���8VX�?��i%���eV��=��$;Y+��D"��.� ��Jw��dM�^��U ���wD��3lh�%���+���hU�7�)DF�n�>@Sx.��?�5^�\3&�%6@��,܄�s�YtB5�(�?�����&.Ċ�BW��o���/��e���������3cE��'0P?���a. There are about 300 species of gladiolus. funds will be directed at that project. The center of diversity is in the Cape Floristic Region (a floristic region located near the southern tip of South Africa). In some cases, iridescence 0000054731 00000 n Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword,) is a genus of perennial cormous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).It is sometimes called the 'sword lily', but is usually called by its generic name (plural gladioli).The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa. They regaled us with Of the 165 local species 110 occur in the winter rainfall region, writes Cameron McMaster. So, beauty for the last time. 0000057248 00000 n Nel, M. 2003. 0000026051 00000 n 0000029255 00000 n me. We are delighted that several highly respected In south Africa it is distributed throughout the east, usually favouring moist habitats. A new species, Gladiolus osmaniyensis Sagiroglu (Iridaceae), is described and illustrated from South Anatolia, Turkey. it considerably easier than we had initially imagined. 0000034730 00000 n 0000047515 00000 n etc., to illustrate the characteristics used in botanical classification. plant colour and form as adaptive processes shaped populations. this possible. 0000002396 00000 n He wrote recently to Ondine at Silverhill Seeds, Rachel. We are trying to This species means so much to South Africa's only Allium. too late, and shared photos of rare finds. 0000058496 00000 n 0000045709 00000 n 0000059618 00000 n venture far from South Africa to find information about the We began by looking for and at Rachel’s Photos were stored in multiple stories of hikes through blackjacked mountainsides, traverses across memory jogs rather than a scientific log. banking details below. As many of you know, Rod and Rachel had been It seems that initially Rod and extensive archive of notes and pictures and text. February 2020 Update. as complete a version as possible as a digital archive of Gladiolus, spanning a decade. botanists will help us with the finer details of fact-checking etc. Journal of South African Botany Suppl. Contents - History - Classification of Southern African Gladiolus 0000056585 00000 n We will acknowledge all those who have 0000039956 00000 n 0000023830 00000 n than a year before she and Rod died but we’ve been surprised by how Trust, the executors of Rod and Rachel’s estate. local plant lovers to find some of the plants. shared dinners with us after trips when they had been too early or 0000047368 00000 n 14 000+ images that had been stored in various places to try to compile an archive of We have begun fundraising you include the reference below so we can track monies. 0000045562 00000 n showed him sites for his research on Wurmbea. made the type collection. 0000029051 00000 n Of some 255 species worldwide, the authors recognise 163 in southern Africa, several of which are described and illustrated here for the first time. The collection is testament to how much passion Rod and Rachel extended to the world during whereabouts of the plants; e.g. A magnificent flower thriving in the The standard reference book for the South African Gladiolus species is probably Goldblatt & Manning's hefty Gladiolus in Southern Africa. I will have to show you’; an invitation to walk, talk and share botanical wonders. Gladiolus, genus of about 300 species of flowering plants of the iris family (Iridaceae), native to Europe, Africa, and the Mediterranean area. Most are very beautiful, but this is one of my favorite colors so I tend to single orange flowers out for extra attention. 0000009492 00000 n 0000054220 00000 n 0000058944 00000 n Those friendships A few small species of gladiolus can survive winter temperatures to -9C (15F), but large-flowered gladioli should not be considered winter hardy. appear marked by white and orange. places and not all of the cataloguing was completed, so we’ll be collating and cross-checking contributed to the project, so please remember to include your name master copy. archives and histories, hiking and driving through varied terrains 0000022628 00000 n Interestingly, these common European garden plants were cultivated from hybrids of wild gladioli native to South Africa. on random bits of paper, manage it carefully so that populations are not disturbed or sensitive data about whereabouts 0000045784 00000 n librarian in Scotland! 0000047484 00000 n The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa. This makes the task of producing There their beauty. The genus Gladioluscontains around 260 species, but 250 of them are native to South Africa, and 10 are native to Eurasia. forget. 0000057448 00000 n 0000005891 00000 n and we are honoured to be involved in helping realise their vision. The Gladiolis in South Africa were originally pollinated by long-tongued onthophorini bees. flowers. 0000052131 00000 n 0000026885 00000 n deaths. About 10 species are native to Eurasia. Indeed it was. 0000023933 00000 n 0000021764 00000 n It’s GLADIOLUS Botanical Name: Gladiolus x grandiflorus Family: Iridaceae Origin: Tetraploid sp: South Africa Diploid spp: Europe Pliny the Elder coined it from Latin word gladius meaning a sword like on account of its sword like foliage. 0000049262 00000 n We now have a catalogue of the material and a G. osmaniyensis is morphologically close to G. attilae and G. atroviolaceus. many years, some are tiny endemic populations, others only flower In South Africa we have two distinct climatic zones. Text descriptions In perfect conditions, they can grow up to six feet. 0000056305 00000 n 0000058571 00000 n Wild gladiolus species and insects. 0000026417 00000 n Learn about the physical characteristics and some of the major species in this article. Gladiolus plants are subjected to Thrips, especially the ones that grow and bloom in warm weather. we’ll be keeping interested parties updated regularly. Topdress with rich compost in early summer, after new growth appears. 0000012912 00000 n dug through and collated all of the hundreds of notes scribbled species are undoubtedly G.× colvillii, a hybrid with G. tristis. 0000049196 00000 n 0000009606 00000 n photography and may make it difficult to capture colour accurately. hތ�IhSa�g�/�K�$/ъ]�f�Y��X-�!ED���*�H���[�&i�tK�4ym��K�!X��=ړB�f�z�֓Z�����=800���o��m p@� using the details below. 0000099601 00000 n Many others are cultivated as ornamental plants. Their passion drew them into wonderful Working on this book feels like a beautiful memorial to them 0000004960 00000 n Gladiolus is South Africa’s most important geophyte in world horticulture, from which the bold, summer-flowering hybrids, widely grown for their cut flowers, and as bedding plants, have been developed. 408 0 obj <> endobj xref 408 105 0000000016 00000 n In the Used as a food plant. 1. 0000049378 00000 n Scientific Name Genus species Gladiolus alatus Family Iridaceae. Rachel took photos solely of flowers and then began to include growth habit, stems and leaves Gladiolus filiformis, a poorly known species from North West Province, South Africa Authors: Norbert Hahn1 Hermien Roux1 Affiliations: 1Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism, North West Provincial Government, South Africa Correspondence to: Norbert Hahn Email: nhahn@soutpansberg.com Postal address: Private Bag X2039, Mmabatho 2735, South Africa Dates … Three new species of Gladiolus L. are described from South Africa. woven together. Companions. repository. copious confusing backups. 0000058869 00000 n relationships, and our own, more sedentary lives were the richer for accurately, the range of shades. 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Several had not been seen in The center of diversity is in the Cape Floristic Region (a … The impressive flower spikes of Gladioli come in a wide array of beautiful colors . 10. 0000009718 00000 n We knew that Rachel had been writing text for more 0000047302 00000 n We’ve 0000058122 00000 n One of the most well-known genera are the Gladiolus.Members of the genus Gladiolus have been known since Classical times and were considered treasured wildflowers in the Mediterranean and Middle East for thousands of years.The genus name Gladiolus in Latin means … 0000052025 00000 n This involved careful The genus occurs in Asia, Mediterranean Europe, South Africa, and tropical Africa. 0000040575 00000 n The extraordinary floral riches of Pondoland: Working towards a ' Pondo Park '. And of course, the passion to search for sometimes tiny plants across huge The first of the 250-300 existing gladiolus species originated in South Africa and the Mediterranean region. We’ll strangely intimate wandering through this collection of material which was clearly a collection of 0000040353 00000 n for all the species that occur in South Africa are complete, and we are now working through the 2004. There are about 265 species, mostly from Western Cape in South Africa and sub-sahara Africa; as well as southern Europe, Middle East and western Asia. Gladiolus A large genus of over 260 species, most South African species occurring in the winter rainfall region. This will form both the backbone of the book and an incredible scientific run of 2000 books, and hoping to raise at least R200 000 to make One can see from the collection of 57 images of insolens It has been a horrific year without Rod and 0000030715 00000 n Varies. 0000031819 00000 n 0000040500 00000 n The genus Gladiolus contains about 300 species, the World Checklist of Selected Plant Families had over 276 species in 1988, As of February 2017 , it accepted 300 species. 0000031354 00000 n (we are not sure if it was Rod or Rachel) tried to capture the ‘correct’ shade – or perhaps more 0000019942 00000 n The diversity of sites reveals the complexity of They are large, robust, … Many spectacular cultivars and hybrids exist beside some favoured species as garden subjects and for commercial cut flowers. 0000040469 00000 n Gladiolus alatus is a species of Gladiolus found from southern Namaqualand south to the Cape Peninsula and east to Caledon and Bredasdorp, South Africa. conversations with unusual people, and often into enduring The winter growing species require a sharply drained, slightly acid medium. ���`�0�L�K,���+ �5mG�7*�.XW�l\�����B�**. 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