Taxon: Gladiolus murielae Kelway

Genus: Gladiolus
Section: Acidanthera
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Nomen number: 406410
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 92:107. 1932
Link to protologue:
  • • named for Muriel Erskine
  • • both the name and the description were attributed to "Messrs. Kelways, Langport", where James Kelway was manager of the Kelways of Langport nursery at that time
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Dec-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • acidanthera  (Source: Zander ed17) - English
  • Stern-Gladiole  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • gladíolo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • palma-de-Santa-Rita  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide P. Goldblatt, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Gene sources: potential gene source for gladiolus (for scent fide Wild Crop Rel Pl Orn 8:151. 2011)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi ; Mozambique
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Burundi

  • Cultivated


  • Cantor, M. & J. Tolety Gladiolus (Wild Crop Rel Pl Orn) 8:133-159.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Goldblatt, P. Gladiolus in tropical Africa: systematics, biology, & evolution. 1996 (Gladiolus Trop Afr) 295-298.
  • Goldblatt, P. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Lebrun, J. P. & A. L. Stork Énumération des plantes à fleurs d'Afrique tropicale. (L Afr Trop)


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