Ixia campanulata Houtt.

Nat. Hist. 12: 42, t.78 fig.4 (1780) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm 10–23 mm diam. Stem simple or with a basal branch. Leaves 5–10, erect or suberect, linear or subulate, 5–20 cm long, 5–10 mm wide, usually with prominent midvein and margins. Inflorescence 1–9-flowered, flowers crowded. Primary bracts toothed or truncate with 1 cusp, 4–6 mm long, membranous, often hyaline, white or pinkish. Flowers bright crimson with white stripes on outer surface or white with red stripes on outer surface. Perianth tube narrowly cylindric, expanding at apex, 2–4 mm long; lobes erect to spreading, 1.2–2.5 cm long, 8–12 mm wide, with apex obtuse or acute. Staminal filaments free, 3–5 mm long; style branches spreading at level of anthers or above anthers, 3–4 mm long.  

*GipP, *HSF, *VVP. Native to South Africa, naturalised in Victoria, persisting in abandoned gardens and sometimes invading adjacent bushland.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-17
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Ixia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Ixia campanulata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ixia campanulata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

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