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Ixia erubescens

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

Distribution extends from Piketberg and Tulbagh to Worcester, Paarl, Stellenbosch, and to Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa (de Vos, 1999a). Occurs on stony or clay flats and hill slopes (de Vos, 1999a).


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

Conservation status

Least concern (Foden & Potter, 2005).

Publications (by date)

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

  • Foden W. & Potter L. 2005. Ixia erubescens Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/03.