1804C. SmithConversationsII. 119An almost endless variety of ixias.
1806J. BarrowTrav.I. 296Several species of the Ixia, of the Morea, and Gladiolus, now in full bloom, adorned the sides of the hills.
1810G. BarringtonAcct of Voy. 341The tribe of ixias are numerous and extremely elegant; but none more singular than the species which bears a long upright spike of pale green flowers.
1812A. Plumptre inSmuts & AlbertsForgotten Highway through Ceres & Bokkeveld (1988) 29The valley..is called the Uye, or Bulb-valley, because many sorts of Iris and Ixia grow here, the bulbs of which the Hottentots eat, and are very fond of them.
1841DuncanHist. Guernsey 557The innumerable species of ixia, sparaxis, and other cognate genera of Cape bulbs.
1856R.E.E. WilmotDiary (1984) 35A pretty pink and yellow centred ixia and a pure white but fragile orchid of large size.
1890A. MartinHome Life 21Another of our favourites was the aantblom, a kind of ixia.
1913C. PettmanAfricanderisms 246Kalotjes, Ixias — the popular name of these pretty wild flowers.
1928Jrnl of Botanical Soc. of S. Afr.XIV. 7Many of our ‘bulbous’ plants may be considered safely established in cultivation. The number is steadily increasing — more especially in the case of the family, Iridaceae, whose Sparaxis, Tritonia, Ixia, are acknowledged favourites.
1957L.G. GreenBeyond City Lights 104Green ixia, an iris grown in many pots in England last century, is becoming rare at Tulbagh; but this is the pride of local flower-lovers.
1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 256Ixia, Many species of Dierama, see harebell, and Ixia, see kalossie.
1972A.A. Mauve inStd Encycl. of Sn Afr.VI. 167Ixia, The 44 species which comprise this endemic Cape genus, belonging to the Iridaceae, are often called kalossies or klossies.
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