Seeds of South Australia
Ixiochlamys cuneifolia (Compositae)
Silverton Daisy
List of species for Ixiochlamys
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Seed collecting:
July to December
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Olary Spur (FLB03)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [marginal perennial]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [marginal perennial]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern   [likes sandy creek banks]
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern   [likes sandy creek banks]
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Kintore (GVD04)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [likes sandy creek banks]
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern   [likes sandy creek banks]
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern   [likes sandy creek banks]
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern   [likes sandy creek banks]
Witjira (STP06) 
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Baltana (STP07) 
 Near Threatened   [likes sandy creek banks]
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [likes sandy creek banks]
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [likes sandy creek banks]
IBRA regions
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4 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
4 of 8 subregionsGawlerNear Threatened
, Rare
Kintore (GVD04)Great Victoria DesertRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [likes sandy creek banks]
2 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsNear Threatened
6 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
2 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesRare
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 Ixiochlamys]
Name derivation:
Ixiochlamys from the Greek 'ixos' meaning bird-lime and 'chlamys' meaning cloak; referring to the sticky, glandular surface of the involucres of Ixiochlamys cuneifolia. Cuneifolia from the Latin 'cuneus' meaning wedge and 'folium' meaning a leaf; referring to the wedge-shaped leaf or leaf tapered to the base.
Distribution:
Found in the northern part of South Australia, growing on skeletal soil of hills, rock crevices, sandy or stony creek beds. Also found in Western Australia, Northern Territory and New South wales.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Compact perennial herb or small shrub to 30 cm high with stems branched, ascending, woody at the base and covered in rigid white hairs. Leaves crowded, especially at the base of scapes, spathulate to narrow-cuneate, to 50 mm long and 9 mm wide, margins irregularly toothed near the apex. Flower-heads solitary at terminal with white to pink flowers. Flowering between April and October.
Fruit type:
White fluffy daisy-head.
Embryo type:
Spatulate.
Seed collecting:
Collect whole heads that are white and fluffy or collect just the seeds by plucking it off with your fingers. Mature seeds are easily removed.
Seed cleaning:
Place the heads in a tray for a week to dry. Then pluck the seeds from the head with your finders. Viable seeds will be fat and brown. 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 germination:
Seeds are non-dormant, viable seed should germinate readily.