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Ixia curta

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 hill slopes in the Darling, Malmesbury, Hopefield and Saldanha districts, Western Cape, South Africa (de Vos, 1999a).


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

Conservation status

Vulnerable (Raimondo et al., 2006).


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

  • Raimondo D, Victor JE, Naidoo K. 2006. Ixia curta Andrews. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01