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Ixia flexuosa

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 the Cape Peninsula to Riversdale in the Western Cape, South Africa. It has a broad habitat tollerance, being found on flats, hills and mountain slopes, in clay or sandy soils (de Vos, 1999).


Flowers mainly from August to September, but also recorded from July and October (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 flexuosa L. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/04