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Ixia atrandra

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

Ixia atrandra
Ixia atrandra Ixia atrandra
Ixia atrandra flowering in spring on the north-western slopes of the Riviersonderend mountains at Kleinfontein, Western Cape, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Distribution and habitat

Occurs from Villiersdorp to Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, in renosterveld on clay soils originating from shales of the Bokkeveld series (Manyama & Raimondo, 2008).

Conservation status

Endangered (Manyama & Raimondo, 2008).


  • Named and described as Ixia atrandra by Goldblatt & Manning (2001).


  • Goldblatt P, Manning JC. 2001. Two new renosterveld species of Crocoideae from South Africa. Bothalia 31(2):189-212.
  • Manyama PA, Raimondo D. 2008. Ixia atrandra Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/03/31