Gladiolus L.

Spathes and scape glabrous Gladiolus
Perianth c. 3 cm long, mauve with a purple stripe on each lobe. Leaves linear, up to 75 cm long, thick, succulent, much longer than the scape. Flowers in a one-sided spike. Coastal sand dunes. Introd. from S. Africa Gladiolus gueinzii
Perianth more than 3 cm long. Leaves not succulent and scarcely exceeding the scapes