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Devia xeromorpha

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae

This is the only species in the genus and is found on the Roggeveld Escarpment in the western karoo on clay soils in mountain renosterveld (Northern Cape and Western Cape, South Africa). 


  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 1990. Devia xeromorpha, a new genus and species of Iridaceae-Ixioideae from the Cape Province, S. Africa. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77: 359-364.

  • Goldblatt, P. & Manning, J.C. 2000. Iridaceae. In: In: Seed Plants of Southern Africa (ed. O.A. Leistner). Strelitzia 10: 623-638. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.