Seeds of South Australia
Glycine canescens (Leguminosae)
Silky Glycine
List of species for Glycine
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Murray
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Olary Spur (FLB03)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [probably stable]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Least Concern
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Near Threatened
Kintore (GVD04)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)Nullarbor
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Simpson Desert (SSD02)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Least Concern
Dieri (SSD03) 
 Least Concern
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Least Concern
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Least Concern
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Least Concern
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern
Macumba (STP05) 
 Least Concern
Witjira (STP06) 
 Least Concern
Baltana (STP07) 
 Near Threatened
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Least Concern
Diamantina-Eyre (CHC04) 
 Least Concern
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
Pedirka (FIN04) 
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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2 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
6 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)NullarborRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
4 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
4 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast Concern
3 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesLeast Concern
2 of 2 subregionsFinkeLeast 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 Glycine]
Name derivation:
Greek ' glyceros' sweet and Latin 'canescens' becoming hoary
Distribution:
Widespread on sandy or stony soil
Status:
Native
Plant description:
Twiner, stems non-stoloniferous, hoary, silky to strigose. Leaves pinnately 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic-linear to narrow oblong-lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, 2–12 mm wide. Inflorescence a 6-12 flowered raceme. Pea-flowers 7-9 mm long, arranged loosely and distally on the rhachis, pinkish purple or mauve, fading to blue. Flowering July - August.
Fruit type:
Pod linear, 20-35 x 3-4 mm, slightly compressed, 5-7-seeded
Seed type:
Seed short-oblong to quadrate, c. 3 x c. 2.5 mm, smooth and shining or muriculate, black or mottled