Seeds of South Australia
Hibbertia crinita (Dilleniaceae)
Long-hair Guinea-flower
List of species for Hibbertia
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Seed collecting:
October to February
Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
Glenelg Plain (NCP02)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [checked by H Tolkein]
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Least Concern
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Near Threatened   [taxonomy issues in the Fleurieu]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [Likes rocky slopes, restricted habitat]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern   [Likes rocky slopes]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [retricted to hill tops]
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [retricted to hill tops]
Eyre Hills (EYB03)Eyre Yorke Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1+2)   (Probable Decline)   [Stamford Hill, Linc NP]
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 Hibbertia]
Name derivation:
Hibbertia named after George Hibbert (1757-1837), a London merchant who maintained a private botanic garden at Chelsea. Crinita from Latin meaning having tufts of long weak hairs; referring to the local tufts of long silky simple hair overtopping the short usually stellate indumentum.
Distribution:
Found in the south-eastern part of South Australia, from the Flinders Ranges to the lower South-east, growing on sandy or gravelly soil associated with granite or sandstone in dry woodland particularly mallee. Also found in New South Wales and Victoria.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Flowering between August and October.
Seed collecting:
Collect mature capsules, those that are turning a pale straw colour and contain brown seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for one to two weeks. Then rub the capsules gently by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed viability:
This genus tend to have low seed viability.
Seed germination:
This species has morphophysiological dormancy and can be difficult to germinate.