Seeds of South Australia
Maireana cannonii (Chenopodiaceae)
Cannon's Bluebush
List of species for Maireana
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Seed collecting:
September to April
Herbarium regions:
Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions:
Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony Plains
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range, restricted habitat gypseous]
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 Maireana]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
'Maireana' after the 19th century Belgium botanist Adolphe Lemaire; 'cannonii' after 
Often recorded in clay or clay loam soils associated with flood plains, lakes or creeks. Recorded in the Flinders Ranges and Arid Lands regions of South Australia.
Native, locally common, endemic to South Australia.
Plant description:
Small shrub, with many woolly branches. Leaves opposite, sessile. Flowers densely pubescent. Flowers and fruits from September to April. 
Fruit type:
Perianth with dish shaped tube, simple horizontal circular shaped wing with a single radial slit. 
Seed type:
Ellipsoid to circular, brown, convex seed
Embryo type:
Seed collecting:
Collect dry fruits, check that they contain well developed seeds before making a collection. Shake or strip fruits into a vessel.
Seed cleaning:
Remove twigs and other plant material.