Ixia paniculata D.Delaroche

Descr. Pl. Aliq. Nov. 26 (1766) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Corm up to 1.8 cm diam. Stem with 1–4 spreading, flexuose branches. Leaves 3–5, erect, linear, 15–60 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, with prominent midvein. Inflorescence 5–14-flowered, flowers openly spaced to crowded. Primary bracts obtuse, 8–14 mm long, dry and membranous, ± colourless or brownish at apex. Flowers cream-coloured to yellowish, shaded dull pink inside tube and outer surface of lobes. Perianth tube sub-cylindric to narrowly funnel-shaped, 4–7 cm long; lobes spreading, 1.5–2 cm long, 3–7 mm wide, with apex obtuse to emarginate. Staminal filaments free, 5–6 mm long; anthers 6–7 mm long. Ovary 3–4 mm long; style branches spreading above or below anthers, recurved, 1.5–2 mm long. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

*GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised in WA, SA. Known to be naturalised only in Elsternwick and near Moe, but likely established elsewhere.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Distribution map
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 paniculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Ixia paniculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia