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Family: IRIDACEAE 

 Gladiolus dalenii
 

Photo by Paul Latham.

  
Author:  Petrus Cornelius Van Geel 1828
Family:  Iridaceae
Habitat:  Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania (Madagascar?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  6 centimetres
Height:  60 (90) centimetres
Flower:  Yellow/Orange
Reproduction:  Seeds/Bulbs
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Watsonia natalensis Eckl. 1827. Gladiolus cooperi Baker. Gladiolus psittacinus Hook. 1830. Gladiolus natalensis Reinw. ex Hook. 1831. Gladiolus quartinianus A. Rich. 1851. Gladiolus dracocephalus Hook. f. 1871.Gladiolus garnierii Klatt 1872.Gladiolus ignescens Bojer ex Baker 1876.
This member of the Iridaceae family was given this name by Petrus Cornelius Van Geel in 1828. It is found in Malawi, South Africa, Tanzania and some claim Madagascar? it is growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The bulb will grow to six centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 60 centimetres in height, 90 with the inflorescent with the yellow and orange flowers.

Named after the Dutch botanist Cornelius Dalen.