383pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Cape Town, 2021
Complete photographic record of the 166 gladioli species that occur in South Africa.
Includes a brief history of gladioli, information about morphology and taxonomy, ecology, pollinators, similar species and conservation status; detailed descriptions of each species; a glossary of terms, and guidelines for use in the field.
Well known horticulturists and seed collectors Rod and Rachel Saunders planned to locate and photograph every known species of Gladiolus in South Africa.
Fiona Ross is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Cape Town. She established the Sauders Guide Trust to ensure the completion of the Saunders' project.