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Genus: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
IXIA (G)
Ixia(Le) Kalossie
Family: IRIDACEAE
Ixia is a name in Greek and Latin for a plant also called CHAMELION (also meaning an inconstant or variable person), a kind of thistle yielding an acrid resin. ixia, = name of a plant noted for its variability of colour. Ixion**, was a Thessalian king, who ruled over the Lapiths. ixos, = mistletoe, viscum, birdlime. (viscous sap)
(Ox, M, PG, LS, Le)
Ixia polystachya (G)
African Corn Lily(PS) Koringblom
Location: (K)
polys, = (of number) many; stachys, = an ear of corn; (in modern botany, ‘spike’) polystachys, = rich in ears of corn, yielding rich crops.
(LS, BL)

The 2516 species, 625 genera and 172 families of plants have been compiled from the lists of the plants:

  • of the Hermanus Botanical Society compiled by Lee Burman, for the plants in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and the Vogelgat Private Nature Reserve, Hermanus
  • of Mark Johns, Director of the Kogelberg Reserve, and of COASTEC, environmental consultants, for the plants in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, Betty’s Bay, in the WesternCape Province, South Africa.

Suggestions for improvements to the lists and comments would be welcomed.