Ixia aurea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt
Status and Criteria
|D. Raimondo & L. von Staden|
|EOO 2426 km², only a few, severely fragmented subpopulations remain and continue to decline due to ongoing habitat loss and degradation.|
|South African endemic|
|Piketberg to Citrusdal and Darling.|
Habitat and Ecology
|Ixia aurea occurs in one of the most highly transformed areas of the Western Cape (EOO >80% transformed), and its habitat has been fragmented by crop cultivation. A few isolated subpopulations remain, and these are threatened by ongoing habitat loss and degradation due to still expanding crop cultivation, spreading of alien invasive plants - especially alien grasses due to fertilizer runoff from surrounding crop fields, overgrazing and fire exclusion.|
An extremely rare species, known from very few collections (Goldblatt and Manning 2011). The population is fragmented, and currently known from only three isolated subpopulations. The species may however also be overlooked, as it is very similar to two other common yellow-flowered species, I. maculata and I. dubia (Goldblatt and Manning 2011).
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
|Ixia aurea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt||VU D2||2012.1|
|Ixia aurea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt||VU D2||Raimondo et al. (2009)|
Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.
Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2011. Systematics of the southern African genus Ixia (Iridaceae). 3. Sections Hyalis and Morphixia. Bothalia 41(1):83-134.
Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
|Raimondo, D. & von Staden, L. 2012. Ixia aurea J.C.Manning & Goldblatt. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2015.1. Accessed on 2016/05/27|