Gladiolus buchananii Baker
Gladiolus zambesiacus is a perennial plant producing grass-like stems 45 - 75cm tall from an underground corm[
The edible corms are sometimes gathered from the wild and consumed locally.
E. Africa - Malawi, Mozambique.
Exposed, rocky, montane habitats, often in thin soil in rocky crevices, where it is seasonally wet but well-drained in the rainy season then bakes completely dry in the dry season[
A plant of higher elevations in the moderately dry tropics, growing in areas with a fairly wet rainy season, then a very hot dry season[
]. The corms are around 15mm in diameter[
Division of small corms that are formed at the base of the mother corm.
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