Seeds of South Australia
Maireana ciliata (Chenopodiaceae)
Hairy Bluebush
List of species for Maireana
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Seed collecting:
April to November
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
 Data Deficient
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Data Deficient
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Data Deficient
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Data Deficient
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [western side only]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Data Deficient
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Least Concern
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened   [edge of range]
Barrier Range (BHC01)Broken Hill Complex
 Data Deficient
Bimbowrie (BHC05) 
 Data Deficient
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Least Concern
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Least Concern
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Least Concern
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Least Concern
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern
Macumba (STP05) 
 Least Concern
Witjira (STP06) 
 Least Concern
Baltana (STP07) 
 Least Concern
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Least Concern
Diamantina-Eyre (CHC04) 
 Least Concern
Coongie (CHC06) 
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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4 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Data Deficient
2 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockRare
, Data Deficient
3 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionRare
, Data Deficient
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
7 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsBroken Hill ComplexData Deficient
3 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
3 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast 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 Maireana]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
'Maireana' after the 19th century Belgium botanist Adolphe Lemaire and 'ciliata' meaning fringed with hairs.
Distribution:
Found in open shrubland. Recorded in inland areas, mainly in the eastern half of the state. 
Status:
Native, common. Mostly recorded in South Australia but also found in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory.
Plant description:
Decumbent to erect perennial shrub up to 10 cm high with a woody base. Branches slender and woolly with alternate, silky leaves to 10 mm long. Flowers covered in long soft hairs, often congested into spikes. Flowering from April to November
Fruit type:
Perinaths pentagonal in outline approximately 3 mm diameter, horny and covered with soft silky hairs. Five prominent ribs extending to the margins of the wing.
Seed type:
Ellipsoid to circuar, convex brown seed
Embryo type:
Peripheral
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.
Seed viability:
 
Seed germination:
 
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
DJD11041-Jan-2012
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.