Seeds of South Australia
Fimbristylis dichotoma (Cyperaceae)
Eight-days Grass
List of species for Fimbristylis
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Murray
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Olary Spur (FLB03)Flinders Lofty Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN A2ac)   (Definite Decline)
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [outliers]
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [under collected, sthn edge of range]
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [under collected, sthn edge of range]
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Least Concern
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Least Concern
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [undercollected]
Kintore (GVD04) 
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range]
Barrier Range (BHC01)Broken Hill Complex
 Rare   (IUCN: RA ab)   (Definite Decline)
Bimbowrie (BHC05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA ab)   (Definite Decline)
Curnamona (BHC06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA ab)   (Definite Decline)
Simpson Desert (SSD02)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened
Dieri (SSD03) 
 Least Concern
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Least Concern
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Least Concern
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern
Macumba (STP05) 
 Near Threatened
Witjira (STP06) 
 Least Concern
Baltana (STP07) 
 Least Concern
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Least Concern
Diamantina-Eyre (CHC04) 
 Near Threatened
Coongie (CHC06) 
 Least Concern
Lake Pure (CHC07) 
 Least Concern
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Least Concern
Watarru (CER02) 
 Least Concern
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Least Concern
Tieyon (FIN03)Finke
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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2 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockRare
, Endangered
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling DepressionRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [outliers]
4 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsBroken Hill ComplexRare
4 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
4 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
3 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesLeast Concern
Tieyon (FIN03)FinkeLeast Concern
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 Fimbristylis]
Name derivation:
Fimbristylis from the Latin 'fimbria' meaning thread or fringe and the Greek 'stylos' meaning pillar or column; referring to the fimbriate style of some members of this genus. Dichotoma from the Greek 'dichotomia' meaning divided in two or forked; referring to the anthela (seed head or inflorescence) appearance of continually dividing by twos.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA40000 (5.06 g)30+9-May-2007RJB71692
Lake Eyre
19-Sep-2008100%-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.