Seeds of South Australia
Dissocarpus fontinalis (Chenopodiaceae)
List of species for Dissocarpus
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Herbarium regions:
Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
Northern Flinders (FLB05)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range, limited habitat]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [western limit]
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Barrier Range (BHC01)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern   [outlier]
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern   [grows on heavy clays]
Baltana (STP07) 
 Least Concern   [grows on heavy clays]
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 Dissocarpus]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
Dissocarpus from the Greek dissos, double, and carpos, fruit;  fontinalis meaning from fountains or springs.
Distribution:
Mainly found through the stony plains bioregion in South Australia, 
Status:
Native, locally common
Plant description:
Rounded perennial to 60 cm high; woolly branches and slender leaves. Flowers in dense woolly clusters. 
Fruit type:
Fruit a persistent woody ball with irregularly shaped flattened or spine-like spikes protruding. 
Embryo type:
peripheral
Seed collecting:
Collect mature fruits from the bush.