Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Gladiolus cunonius
Common name - Rooipypie, Suiker Kannetjie
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Habitat Coastal in sandy soils
Flowering time September to October
Description Plants 20-70cm high. Corm globose with papery tunics, producing small secondary corms on long slender stolons. Leaves sword-shaped, thickened in the midline, 5-12mm wide. Flowers bright red, the lower tepals yellow or green, in 5-8 strongly inclined flower spike. Dorsal tepal largest, elongate and spoon shaped, upper lateral tepals held erect, lower tepals small, directed forward.
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