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> Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Ixia
Distribution and habitat
Occurs or occurred on the slopes of the Jonkershoek and
Banhoek Mountains near Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa (de Vos, 1999a),
but has not been recorded since 1946 (von Staden, 2012).
Flowers in November (de Vos, 1999a).
Data Deficient - Insufficient Information (von Staden,
2012). However, the available evidence suggests that it has a very limited
distribution in a habitat that has been largely transformed to pine plantations.
It has not been seen for over 65 years despite searching, but it might re-appear
after a burn or felling of plantations.
Publications (by date)
de Vos MP. 1999a. Ixia. In: Flora of southern Africa
fascicle 1: 3-87.
von Staden L. 2012.
Ixia cochlearis G.J.Lewis. National Assessment: Red List of South
African Plants version 2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/01.