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GLADIOLUS (La)
Gladiolus(Le) Afrikaner Pypie
Family: IRIDACEAE
gladius, = a sword; -olus, = diminutive. gladiolus, = a small sword. (a small sword; shape of the leaves)
(ld, BL, Le)
Gladiolus hyalinus (G)
Kliplelie(PS) Small Brown-Afrikaner
Location: (K)
hyalos, = a clear transparent stone, of which the Egyptians made cases to enclose their mummies; oriental alabaster; also crystal, amber; (glass) -inus, = indicating material or colour, hence possession or resemblance. (hyaline, colourless and transparent; literally ‘of glass or crystal’)
(LS, BL)

The 2634 species, 644 genera and 178 families of plants have been compiled from the lists of the plants:

  • of the Hermanus Botanical Society compiled by Lee Burman, for the plants in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, Hermanus. Location: (F).
  • of Mark Johns, Director of the Kogelberg Reserve, and of COASTEC, environmental consultants, for the plants in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay, in the WesternCape Province, South Africa. Location: (K).
  • of Christopher Whitehouse, for the plants in the Phillipskop Mountain Reserve, Stanford, in the Western Cape Province, South Africa. Location: (P).

Suggestions for improvements to the lists and comments would be welcomed.