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Ixia brevituba

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

Distribution is limited to near the escarpment on the Roggeveld plateau, south and southwest of Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa (de Vos, 1999a). Occurs on wet clay flats along water courses (Raimondo, 2006).


Flowers from September to October (de Vos, 1999a).

Conservation status

Rare (Raimondo, 2006).


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

  • Raimondo D. 2006. Ixia brevituba G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01