Seeds of South Australia
Malacocera gracilis (Chenopodiaceae)
Slender Soft-horns
List of species for Malacocera
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Herbarium regions:
Gairdner-Torrens, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions:
Eyre Peninsula, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
Southern Flinders (FLB04)Flinders Lofty Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [DD - not sure if declining]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   [localised at L Gilles]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [endemic to SA; likes low-lying calcareous soils]
Barrier Range Outwash (BHC04)Broken Hill Complex
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [DD - not sure if declining]
Curnamona (BHC06) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [DD - not sure if declining]
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened   [endemic to SA; likes low-lying calcareous soils]
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony Plains
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [endemic to SA; likes low-lying calcareous soils]
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 Malacocera]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Germination table:
DateResultT0T50Pre-treatment | Germination medium | Incubator: Photoperiod / Thermoperiod
May-1759%1470 250 mg/L gibberellic acid for 24 h;
1% agar;
Incubated under winter conditions
May-1745%7
1% agar;
Incubated under winter conditions
Result: Maximum percentage of germination observed.
T0: Number of days before first germinant observed.
T50: Number of days to achieve 50% germination.
Pre-treatment: The initial treatment that the seeds received prior to placement on germination media.
Germination medium: The substrate that seeds were placed on for the duration of the germination experiment.
Incubator conditions:
Photoperiod: The duration of light exposure that the seeds were subject to during a 24 hour period.
Thermoperiod: The constant or diurnal temperatures that seeds were subject to during a 24 hour period.
Winter conditions: 15°C 20 h (3am→11pm); 5°C 4 h (11pm→3am) / 10 h light (8am→6pm); 14 h dark (6pm→8am)
Spring/Autumn conditions: 22°C 12 h (8am→8pm); 10°C 12 h (8pm→8am) / 12 h light (8am→8pm); 12 h dark (8pm→8am)
Summer conditions: 30°C 14 h (6am→8pm); 15°C 10 h (8pm→6am) / 14 h light (6am→8pm); 10 h dark (8pm→6am)