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Ixia maculata L. var. flavo-aurea

An unidentified variety or hybrid.  This plant may be the same as Ixia fusco-aurea which was first listed in the 1845 catalogue, see Ixia maculata L. var, fuscocitrina.  Possibly a hybrid. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the Addendum to the 1843 catalogue, but with a question mark.  This is the only reference.


Ixia flava Lam. (1791) = Romulea bulbocodiodes Eckl., synonym Trichonema caulescens Ker-Gawl.  This is one of the few species from the Mediterranean with greenish-yellow flowers.  [RHSD].  Described and figured at BM t.1392/1811.  An unlikely possibility.

For further discussion of Ixias see Ixia hybrid ‘Calypso’.

Published Nov 13, 2009 - 03:08 PM | Last updated Jul 24, 2010 - 04:35 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Probably South Africa, Cape district

  • Ixia flava Hornem. var. aurea
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Ixia flavo aurea 

Confidence level low