Seeds of South Australia
Androcalva tatei (Sterculiaceae)
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Herbarium region:
Eyre Peninsula
NRM region:
Eyre Peninsula
IBRA regions
Eyre Hills (EYB03)Eyre Yorke Block
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern   (IUCN: )
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: )
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: )
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Androcalva]
Name derivation:
Androcalva from the Greek 'andros' meaning a male and 'calvus' meaning bald, hairless; referring to the glabrous staminodes present in this genus. Tatei named in honour of Ralph Tate (1840–1901),professor of natural sciences, University of Adelaide, geologist and naturalist in South Australia
Found only on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, growing in low heath, or open mallee heathland or shrubland, often with Triodia, on white or red sand, or laterite orironstone gravel, or in sandy foothills of a granite bluff. It is often recorded in disturbed areas such as road verges or regrowth areas. There is also a disjunct population in the Murray Sunset National Park in Victoria.
Plant description:
Flowering between August and February