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Ixia dolichosiphon

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 fynbos on the lower stony southern slopes of the Keeromsberg in the Hex River Valley, Western Cape, South Africa.


Only flowers after fire.


  • Named and described as Ixia dolichosiphon by Goldblatt & Manning (2011).


  • 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 dolichosiphon Goldblatt & J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/02.