Seeds of South Australia
Maireana coronata (Chenopodiaceae)
Crown Fissure-weed
List of species for Maireana
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Seed collecting:
April to November
Herbarium regions:
Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Northern Flinders (FLB05)Flinders Lofty Block
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern
Kingoonya (GAW05)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened
Simpson Desert (SSD02)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened   [Habitat]
Dieri (SSD03) 
 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
Lake Pure (CHC07) 
 Least Concern
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range]
IBRA regions
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2 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
2 of 8 subregionsGawlerNear Threatened
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
4 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast Concern
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central RangesRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range]
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; 'coronata' from Latin coronatus meaning crowned. 
Distribution:
Usually found in heavy soils in the north and north eastern parts of the state.
Status:
Native, common in South Australia, Queensland Northern Territory and New South Wales.
Plant description:
Decumbent to erect perennial shrub to approximately 15 cm high. Woolly branches with silky alternate leaves. Flowers densely silky, often in clustered spikes. Flowers and fruits observed from April to November.
Fruit type:
Horny perianth with silky hairs and a crown shape on the upper surface above a narrow circular wing.
Seed type:
Ellipsoid to circular brown, convex seed
Embryo type:
Peripheral
Seed collecting:
Collect dry, papery 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.