ⓘ African cornlily. Ixia is a genus of cormous plants native to South Africa from the family Iridaceae. Some of them are known as the corn lily. Some distinctive ..

                                     

ⓘ African cornlily

Ixia is a genus of cormous plants native to South Africa from the family Iridaceae. Some of them are known as the corn lily. Some distinctive traits include sword-like leaves and long wiry stems with star-shaped flowers. It usually prefers well-drained soil. The popular corn lily has specific, not very intense fragrance. It is often visited by many insects such as bees. The Ixia are also used sometimes as ornamental plants.

The genus name is derived from the Ancient Greek ἰξία ixia = χαμαιλέων λευκός, chamaeleon leukos), the pine thistle, Carlina gummifera, an unrelated plant in the daisy family, Asteraceae.

                                     

1. Species

The genus Ixia includes the following species:

  • Ixia acaulis Goldblatt & J. C. Manning
  • Ixia brunneobractea G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia esterhuyseniae De Vos
  • Ixia brevituba G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia frederickii De Vos
  • Ixia aurea J. C. Manning & Goldblatt
  • Ixia erubescens Goldbl.
  • Ixia flexuosa L.
  • Ixia fucata Ker-Gawl, var. filifolia G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia curvata G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia cochlearis G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia collina Goldbl. & Snijman
  • Ixia capillaris L. f.
  • Ixia curta Andr
  • Ixia fucata
  • Ixia fucata Ker-Gawl. var. fucata
  • Ixia campanulata Houtt.
  • Ixia dubia Vent.
  • Ixia latifolia Delaroche var. parviflora G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia latifolia
  • Ixia latifolia Delaroche var. curviramosa G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia latifolia Delaroche var. latifolia
  • Ixia latifolia Delaroche var. angustifolia G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia latifolia Delaroche var. ramulosa G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia gloriosa G.J Lewis
  • Ixia leipoldtii G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia longituba N.E.Br.
  • Ixia longituba N. E. Br. var. longituba
  • Ixia leucantha Jacq.
  • Ixia longituba N. E. Br. var. bellendenii R. C. Foster
  • Ixia maculata L. var. intermedia G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia lutea Eckl. var. ovata Andr. B. Nord
  • Ixia maculata L. var. maculata
  • Ixia maculata L. var. fusco-citrina Desf.ex DC G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia maculata
  • Ixia lutea Eckl. var. lutea
  • Ixia micranda Bak. var. minor G.J Lewis
  • Ixia micranda Bak. var. micranda
  • Ixia micranda Bak. var. confusa G.J Lewis
  • Ixia metelerkampiae L. Bol.
  • Ixia micranda
  • Ixia marginifolia Salisb G.J Lewis
  • Ixia mostertii De Vos
  • Ixia patens Ait var. patens
  • Ixia odorata Ker-Gawl var. hesperanthoides G.J Lewis
  • Ixia orientalis L.Bol.
  • Ixia monadelpha Delaroche
  • Ixia patens Ait. var. linearifolia G.J Lewis
  • Ixia odorata Ker-Gawl var. odorata
  • Ixia patens
  • Ixia paniculata Delaroche
  • Ixia polystachya M. De Vos var. longistylus var. nova
  • Ixia polystachya L. var. polystachya
  • Ixia polystachya L. var. lutea Ker-Gawl G.J Lewis
  • Ixia polystachya
  • Ixia polystachya L. var. crassifolia G.J Lewis
  • Ixia pauciflora G.J Lewis
  • Ixia pumilio Goldbl. & Snijman
  • Ixia rapunculoides
  • Ixia rapunculoides Del. var. rapunculoides
  • Ixia purpureorosea G. J Lewis
  • Ixia rapunculoides Del. var subpendula G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia rapunculoides Del. var. flaccida G.J Lewis
  • Ixia rapunculoides Del. var. rigida G. J Lewis
  • Ixia rapuncuolides Del. var. namaquana L.Bol. G. J Lewis
  • Ixia rapunculoides Del. var. robusta G.J Lewis
  • Ixia splendida G.J. Lewis
  • Ixia vinacea G. J Lewis
  • Ixia stohriae L. Bol.
  • Ixia rouxii G.J Lewis
  • Ixia thomasiae Goldblo.
  • Ixia scillaris L. var. scillaris
  • Ixia trifolia G. J Lewis FP
  • Ixia vanzijliae L. Bol.
  • Ixia viridiflora Lam. var viridflora Thunb.
  • Ixia viridiflora Lam. var minor De Vos
  • Ixia versicolor G.J Lewis
  • Ixia stolonifera G.J Lewis
  • Ixia tenuifolia Vahl.
  • Ixia stricta Eckl. ex Klatt G. J Lewis
  • Ixia trinervata Bak. G. J Lewis
  • Ixia viridiflora Lam.
  • Ixia scillaris L. var. subundulata G.J Lewis
                                     
  • white - and - yellow - flower cornlily is an Ixia species found on hills and slopes of northwest and southwest Cape, South Africa Ixia polystachya L. Tropicos
  • Iridaceae known by the common name spotted African corn lily. It is native to the Cape Provinces of South Africa but it is grown widely as an ornamental