Seeds of South Australia
Ixiochlamys filicifolia (Compositae)
Fern-leaved Daisy
List of species for Ixiochlamys
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Seed collecting:
September to November
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
Central Flinders (FLB06)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Kintore (GVD04) 
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern limit]
Warriner (SSD04)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel Country
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Least Concern   [buffel grass potential threat]
Watarru (CER02) 
 Least Concern   [buffel grass potential threat]
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Least Concern   [buffel grass potential threat]
Tieyon (FIN03)Finke
 Least Concern   [may be impacted by buffel]
Pedirka (FIN04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
IBRA regions
Central Flinders (FLB06)Flinders Lofty BlockRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
2 of 8 subregionsGawlerRare
4 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
Warriner (SSD04)Simpson Strzelecki DunefieldsRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
3 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsNear Threatened
, Rare
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel CountryRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
3 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesLeast Concern
2 of 2 subregionsFinkeLeast Concern
, Rare
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. Filicifolia from the Latin 'filix' meaning fern and 'folium' meaning a leaf; referring to the species fern-like leaves.
Found in the northern part of South Australia, growing on loam and clay loam in mulga communities. Also found in Western Australia, Northern territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
Native. Common in South Australia. Uncommon in Queensland and New South Wales. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Annual herb to 25 cm high with stems branched, erect to ascending and covered in dense glandular hairs. Leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, to 70 mm long and 2.5 cm wide, bi- or tripinnatisect, covered in glandular hairs. Flower-heads axillary or terminating short lateral branches with a single white daisy flowers on a long stalk. Flowering between July and September. 
Fruit type:
White fluffy daisy-head.
Embryo type:
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.