Painted Lady

Scientific Name
Gladiolus carneus D.Delaroche
Higher Classification
Gladiolus albidus Jacq., Gladiolus blandus Aiton, Gladiolus blandus Aiton var. albidus (Jacq.) Ker Gawl., Gladiolus blandus Aiton var. campanulatus (Andrews) Ker Gawl., Gladiolus blandus Aiton var. excelsus Ker Gawl., Gladiolus blandus Aiton var. purpureo-albescens Ker Gawl., Gladiolus callistus F.Bolus, Gladiolus callistus F.Bolus var. gracilior F.Bolus, Gladiolus campanulatus Andrews, Gladiolus cordatus Thunb., Gladiolus cuspidatus Jacq. var. ensifolius Baker, Gladiolus cuspidatus Jacq. var. ventricosus (Lam.) Baker, Gladiolus excelsus (Ker Gawl.) Sweet, Gladiolus eximius Ingram, Gladiolus expallescens Schrank, Gladiolus lunulatus Klatt, Gladiolus macowanianus Klatt, Gladiolus pictus Sweet, Gladiolus prismatosiphon Schltr., Gladiolus trimaculatus Lam., Gladiolus ventricosus Lam., Gladiolus vinulus Klatt
Common Names
Painted Lady (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
W. Foden & L. Potter
This taxon was not selected in any one of four screening processes for highlighting potential taxa of conservation concern for detailed assessment and was hence given an automated status of Least Concern. The Threatened Species Programme is currently systematically completing full assessments for all taxa with an automated status. If you disagree with this taxon's status, please contact the Threatened Species Programme at the link below.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Western Cape
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Gladiolus carneus D.DelarocheLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A.L. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.

Foden, W. & Potter, L. 2005. Gladiolus carneus D.Delaroche. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version . Accessed on 2024/04/14

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Distribution map

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