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Ixia maculata

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 maculata

A male horsefly (Philoliche atricornis) on the rare Ixia maculata var. fuscocitrina flowering in spring above Saldanha, Cape West Coast, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]