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Ixia amethystina

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 > Genus: Ixia

Distribution and habitat

Occurs near Middelpos on the Roggeveld Escarpment, Northern Cape, South Africa.



Conservation status

Rare (Manyama, 2007).


  • Manning JC, Goldblatt P. 2006. New species of Iridaceae from the Hantam-Roggeveld Centre of Endemism, and the Bokkeveld, Northern Cape, South Africa. Bothalia 36(2):139-145.

  • Manyama PA. 2007. Ixia amethystina J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/03/31.