Seeds of South Australia
Olearia ciliata var. ciliata (Compositae)
Fringed Daisy-bush
List of species for Olearia
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Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   (Probable Decline)
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Least Concern
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Least Concern   [widespread & protected within reserves]
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [likes sandy habitat; not seen often]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [likes sandy habitat; not seen often]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02) 
 Data Deficient   [No old records]
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Least Concern
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)   [long lived]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Least Concern   [long lived]
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
IBRA regions
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3 of 4 subregionsNaracoorte Coastal PlainLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
2 of 2 subregionsKanmantooLeast Concern
, Rare
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty BlockRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [likes sandy habitat; not seen often]
5 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Data Deficient
2 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
Myall Plains (GAW01)GawlerRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria DesertRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,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 Olearia]
Name derivation:
Latin 'olearius' pertaining to oil, from 'olea' olive and ' cilium' eye lash
Distribution:
Common in mallee scrub
Status:
Native
Plant description:
Dwarf shrub or undershrub 15-30 cm high. Leaves are linear, slightly decurved, 1-2cm long, scabrous to subglabrous above, hairy below, bright-green. Capitula solitary, terminal, ray florets 20-35, lilac to blue, disk florets 40-75, yellow. Flowering July - November.
Fruit type:
Achenes terete, 2 mm long, pubescent to glabrous, faintly striate; pappus bristles 25-35, to 5 mm long, subequal or with an outer series of shorter bristles
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
22500 (3.6 g)
23750 (3.8 g)
~20025-Nov-2004DJD45
Yorke Peninsula
31-Mar-200685%-18°C
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.