Seeds of South Australia
Goodenia gypsicola (Goodeniaceae)
Serpentine Lake Goodenia
List of species for Goodenia
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Seed collecting:
May to September
Herbarium region:
North Western
NRM region:
Alinytjara Wilurara
IBRA region
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
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 Goodenia]
Name derivation:
Goodenia named after Samuel Goodenough (1743-1827), an Bishop of Carlisle, an amateur botanist and collector and vice-president of the Royal Society. Gypsicola from the Latin 'gypsum' meaning chalk or gypsum and 'colao' meaning dwelling, referring to the gypseous sites on which the species has been found.
Distribution:
Found in the far western boundary of South Australia, growing on consolidated gypsum mound around Serpentine Lakes. Also found in Western Australia.  
Status:
Native. Rare in South Australia. Rare in Western Australia.
Plant description:
Small perennial herb with well developed tap roots and numerous short branches at ground level to 6 cm high and 8 cm wide.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
37500 (1.15 g)
37500 (1.15 g)
50+18-May-2014DJD2925
North Western
24-Mar-2015100%-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.
Germination table:
DateResultT0T50Pre-treatment | Germination medium | Incubator: Photoperiod / Thermoperiod
Oct-1482%9 d9 d 500 mg/L gibberellic acid 48 h;
1% agar;
Incubated under winter conditions
Sep-1457%9 d16 d leached in water 4 d, 500 mg/L gibberellic acid 48 h;
1% agar;
Incubated under winter conditions
Oct-1432%9 dNA leached in water 4 d;
1% agar;
Incubated under winter conditions
Result: Maximum percentage of germination observed.
T0: Number of days before first germinant observed.
T50: Number of days to achieve 50% germination.
Pre-treatment: The initial treatment that the seeds received prior to placement on germination media.
Germination medium: The substrate that seeds were placed on for the duration of the germination experiment.
Incubator conditions:
Photoperiod: The duration of light exposure that the seeds were subject to during a 24 hour period.
Thermoperiod: The constant or diurnal temperatures that seeds were subject to during a 24 hour period.
Winter conditions: 15°C 20 h (3am→11pm); 5°C 4 h (11pm→3am) / 10 h light (8am→6pm); 14 h dark (6pm→8am)
Spring/Autumn conditions: 22°C 12 h (8am→8pm); 10°C 12 h (8pm→8am) / 12 h light (8am→8pm); 12 h dark (8pm→8am)
Summer conditions: 30°C 14 h (6am→8pm); 15°C 10 h (8pm→6am) / 14 h light (6am→8pm); 10 h dark (8pm→6am)