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Ixia campanulata

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 on sandy flats and at the foot of mountains in the Tulbagh, Paarl and Worcester districts of the Western Cape, South Africa (de Vos, 1999a).


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

Conservation status

Endangered (Goldblatt et al., 2007) due mainly to destruction of habitat by expanding vineyards.

Publications (by date)

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

  • Goldblatt P, Manning JC, Ebrahim I, Raimondo D. 2007. Ixia campanulata Houtt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01.