Seeds of South Australia
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. platycarpum (Myoporaceae)
Sugarwood
List of species for Myoporum
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [gone from Waitpinga; in Monarto area]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii); D2)   (Probable Decline)   [long-lived; sth edge of range; could be EN]
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Least Concern
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Near Threatened   [struggling to regenerate from grazing]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Least Concern   [Localised ]
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   (Probable Decline)   [1 old record, not typical habitat]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [not typical habitat; edge of range]
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Least Concern
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Least Concern
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Near Threatened
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Least Concern
Carlisle (NUL01)Nullarbor
 Least Concern
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02) 
 Least Concern
Yalata (NUL03) 
 Least Concern
Hampton (HAM01)Hampton
 Least Concern
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony Plains
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [outlier, edge]
IBRA regions
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Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)   [gone from Waitpinga; in Monarto area]
6 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Vulnerable
4 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
5 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Rare
, Vulnerable
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))
6 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
3 of 3 subregionsNullarborLeast Concern
Hampton (HAM01)HamptonLeast Concern
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03)Stony PlainsRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [outlier, edge]
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 Myoporum]
Name derivation:
Myoporum from the Greek 'myo' meaning close and 'poros' pore; referring to the plants ability to reduce water loss. Platycarpum from the Greek 'platys' meaning flat and 'carpos' meaning fruit; referring to the species unusual flat fruit.
Distribution:
Grows in open woodlands and mallee systems, on red sands, brown calcareous loams and red brown earths.
Status:
Common
Plant description:
Shrub or tree 1-10m. Branches of mature trees flexuous, leaves alternate, scattered, linear-lanceolate, 30-90mm wide, 3-10 mm long, glabrous. Leaf and pedical remnants forming distinct knobs. Flowers 4-11 per axil, corolla 3.5-7mm long, lobes shorter than tube, white. Flowering August - November.
Fruit type:
Fruit ovate, pale yellow or brown, compressed, 4–5.5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, apex acute, glabrous
Embryo type:
Straight
Seed collecting:
Collect as the outside of the fruit becomes soft and seeds start to gain colour.