Seeds of South Australia
Alyogyne sp. Great Victoria Desert (D.J.Edinger 6212) (Malvaceae)
GVD Hibiscus
List of species for Alyogyne
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Herbarium region:
Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Alyogyne]
Name derivation:
Alyogyne from the Greek 'alytos' meaning undivided and 'gyne' meaning woman; referring to the undivided style. The species is un-named and the phrase name refer to its distribution in the Great Victoria Desert.
Found on the northern Eyre Peninsula and the Nullarbor region in South Australia. Also found in Western Australia.
Embryo type:
Seed collecting:
Collect capsules that are drying off and starting to turn brown. The seed inside should be brown and hard.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules into a tray and leave to dry for a week. Then rub the capsules by hand to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed germination:
This species has physical dormancy that needs to be overcome for the seed to germinate (e.g. nicking or softening the seed coat).