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Ixia divaricata

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

Ranges from the south-western Cederberg east of Citrusdal, through the Koue Bokkeveld to the Hex River Mountains. Occurs on seasonally wet, stony sandstone flats (von Staden, 2011).




  • Named and described as Ixia dieramoides by Goldblatt & Manning (2008).

Conservation status

Least concern (von Staden, 2011).

Publications (by date)

  • Goldblatt P, Manning JC. 2008. Systematics of the southern African genus Ixia (Iridaceae). 1. The I. rapunculoides complex. Bothalia 38(1): 1-22.

  • von Staden L. 2011. Ixia divaricata Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01.