Critically endangered plant discovered in the Koeberg Nature Reserve

The beautiful and fragrant Grey Afrikaner (Gladiolus griseus) is one of the rarest Gladiolus species. Historically, they occurred on the Cape West Coast from Milnerton, north towards Saldanha, but after a hundred years of coastal developments the species is now restricted to only three small populations. This fact makes the discovery of a small population of this critically endangered plant in the Koeberg Nature Reserve  even more significant. It is believed that there are less than 250 of these plants left in the wild.

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