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Véronique Macrelle

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Gladiolus tristos/ Gladiolus trichonemifolius
« on: November 19, 2018, 12:37:58 PM »
What is the difference between Gladiolus trichonemifolius and Gladiolus tristis? do they have similar leaves?
 I sowed G. trichinemifolius 2 years ago ( srgc, 2016) but their leaves are very similar to that of my G. tristis ...

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Re: Gladiolus tristos/ Gladiolus trichonemifolius
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »
  :-\

what does "terete" mean?

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Re: Gladiolus tristos/ Gladiolus trichonemifolius
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
Hi Véronique,
There's more than 150 species of Gladiolus in South-Africa and they have nearly all the same shape of leaves... Before blooming, it seems very difficult to be able to identify or compare two specimens. You know that I also grow some gladiolus from south-Africa (only 15) and I won't try to identifiy what I have before seeing their flower. I know that it can be frustrating not to be sure of what your are growing, specially when this is a much wanted species or when it doesn't behave as it should : I have some Gladiolus scabridus that are now starting to grow as a winter species while it is said to be summer grower... Young plants are sometimes a bit disappointing and disappointed by our growing conditions...
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Re: Gladiolus tristos/ Gladiolus trichonemifolius
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2018, 03:52:29 PM »
  :-\

what does "terete" mean?
In botany it means round and smooth - a terete stem is round in cross section and probably tapers to a point.
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Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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Re: Gladiolus tristos/ Gladiolus trichonemifolius
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2018, 04:12:12 PM »
thank you, Maggi

 


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