Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Gladiolus alatus
Common name - Kalkoentjie
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Habitat Flats and slopes, mainly in sand
Flowering time August to September
Description Plants 8-25cm high. Corm depressed globose with papery tunics, bearing cormels at the base. Stem compressed and angled. Leaves linear to falcate, ribbed, 2-6mm wide. Flowers fragrant, orange with yellow to green markings, in 2-5 flowered spike. Perianth tube 10-14mm long, dorsal tepal suberect to inclined 35-50mm long, lower tepals narrow, arching downward.
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