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Ixia bellendenii

[= Ixia longituba var. bellendenii]

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

Known only from Jonaskop in the Riviersonderend Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa, where it is found in fynbos on lower and middle slopes facing north, among rocks in loamy sand (von Staden, 2012).




  • Named and described as Ixia bellendenii by R.C. Foster in 1936.
  • Relegated to a variety of Ixia longituba by de Vos (1999).
  • Re-instated as Ixia bellendenii by Goldblatt & Manning (2011).


  • de Vos MP. 1999. Ixia. In: Flora of southern Africa 7(2), fascicle 1: 3-87.

  • Goldblatt P, Manning JC. 2011. Systematics of the southern African genus Ixia (Iridaceae). 3. Sections Hyalis and Morphixia. Bothalia 41(1):83-134.

  • von Staden L. 2012. Ixia bellendenii R.C.Foster. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01