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> Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Ixia
Distribution and habitat
Only recorded once, in the early 19th Century. No locality
was given but is considered to have been collected from the Olifants River
Valley, near Citrusdal, Western Cape, South Africa.
Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct. Transformation of
land to citrus orchards is probably responsible for loss of habitat.
- Named and described as Ixia ecklonii by Goldblatt & Manning
Publications (by date)
Goldblatt P, Manning JC. 2011. Systematics of the
southern African genus Ixia (Iridaceae). 3. Sections Hyalis and
Morphixia. Bothalia 41(1):83-134.
von Staden L. 2012. Ixia ecklonii Goldblatt &
J.C.Manning. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version
2013.1. Accessed on 2013/04/03.