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Ixia dubia

[= Ixia frederickii]

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

Ixia dubia

Ixia dubia flowering in summer in the Table Mountain National Park, southern Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

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A Monkey beetle (Lepithrix sp.) on Ixia dubia in spring on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Ixia dubia flowering in summer in the Table Mountain National Park, southern Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Distribution and habitat

Distributed from Piketberg to the Cape Peninsula, to Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa. Occurs in fynbos on sandy flats and mountain slopes (de Vos, 1999a).

Phenology

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

Conservation status

Declining (Raimondo, 2008) due to habitat loss from wheat and vineyard cultivation, urban development and invasive alien plant infestations. However, still quite common.

Publications

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

  • Raimondo D. 2008. Ixia dubia Vent. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/03