Seeds of South Australia
Eleocharis acuta (Cyperaceae)
Common Spike-sedge
List of species for Eleocharis
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Herbarium regions:
Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic Plain
 Near Threatened
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Least Concern
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Least Concern
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Least Concern
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [fairly widespread but localised; roadworks a threat]
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Least Concern
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Least Concern
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [northern edge of range; climate sensitive; Wilpena Pd]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN D)   (Definite Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Least Concern
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Least Concern
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Near Threatened
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03)Gawler
 Critically Endangered   (IUCN: CR B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)   [limited habitat]
IBRA regions
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Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic PlainNear Threatened
4 of 4 subregionsNaracoorte Coastal PlainLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 2 subregionsKanmantooLeast Concern
, Rare
4 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Vulnerable
3 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Endangered
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03)GawlerCritically Endangered
  (IUCN: CR B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)   [limited habitat]
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 Eleocharis]
Name derivation:
Eleocharis from the Greek 'heleos' meaning a marsh and 'charis' meaning delight; referring to its preferred marshy habitat. 
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
3850 (2.99 g)
3850 (2.99 g)
100+20-Dec-2006DJD734
Murray
1-Aug-200795%-18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.