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.
Distribution:
Found on the northern Eyre Peninsula and the Nullarbor region in South Australia. Also found in Western Australia.
Status:
Native.
Embryo type:
Folded.
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).