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Ixia abbreviata

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 abbreviata
Ixia abbreviatia under cultivation in the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]
 

Distribution and habitat

Var. abbreviata: from Piketberg to Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa, in renosterbos fragments on clay or gravel slopes and flats (Helm et al., 2011).

Var. ovata: from Piketberg to Porterville, Western Cape, South Africa. There are historical records from Citrusdal and Darling. Occurs on sandy, usually damp flats (Goldblatt et al., 2011).

Conservation status

Var. abbreviata: Near Threatened (Helme et al., 2011).

Var. ovata: Endangered (Goldblatt et al., 2011).

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