Seeds of South Australia
Hybanthus floribundus ssp. floribundus (Violaceae)
Shrub Violet
List of species for Hybanthus
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Seed collecting:
July to December
Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Lucindale (NCP03)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Near Threatened   [on roadsides]
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Near Threatened
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Least Concern
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)   [restricted to 2 ridge-lines]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Near Threatened
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Definite Decline)
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Regionally Extinct   [possibly extinct]
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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2 of 4 subregionsNaracoorte Coastal PlainNear Threatened
2 of 2 subregionsKanmantooLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
5 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
, Endangered
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
, Regionally Extinct
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   (Probable Decline)
2 of 8 subregionsGawlerNear Threatened
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria DesertLeast 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 Hybanthus]
Name derivation:
Hybanthus from the Greek 'hybos' meaning hump and 'anthos' meaning flower; referring to the spurred or pouched anterior petal. Floribundus from the Latin 'flos' meaning flower and '-abundus' meaning copious; alluding to the species profuse flowering.
Distribution:
Found in the southern part of South Australia, growing in a range of habitats. Also found in Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Smooth perennial shrub to 1.5 m tall. Leaves alternate, linear, lanceolate or oblong, to 35 mm long and 7 mm wide, acute or obtuse, more or less recurved, stipules linear to 1.5 mm long, glabrous. Inflorescence axillary, along a short spike with pale-blue to white or dark-blue to green flowers. Flowering between May and October.
Fruit type:
Pale green capsule to 8 mm long, with numerous seeds.
Seed collecting:
Collect capsules that are maturing, drying and turning pale green with dark seeds inside. Keep an eye on the capsules as they can ripen and split open quickly.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and cover with paper to prevent seeds popping out and leave to dry for a week. Then rub the capsules gently  with your hands 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.