Seeds of South Australia
Ranunculus sessiliflorus var. pilulifer (Ranunculaceae)
Small-flower Buttercup
List of species for Ranunculus
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Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
Tintinara (NCP04)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [Mt Boothby]
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Data Deficient   [questionable ID; taxonomic issues]
Central Flinders (FLB06)Flinders Lofty Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [localised]
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN C2a(i))   (Probable Decline)   [roadsides, gypsum hollows]
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN D)   [specific habitat]
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii); D)   (Probable Decline)   [localised habitat]
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D2)   (Probable Decline)   [grazing, weeds, habitat loss]
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02)Gawler
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU D1)   [checked by Dean C.]
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 Ranunculus]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA2900 (1.4 g)5010-Nov-2007RJB75446
Southern Lofty
19-Sep-200870%+5°C, -18°C
BGA14700 (3.94 g)200+6-Nov-2008DJD1368
Yorke Peninsula
20-Jul-200992%-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.
Germination table:
DateResultT0T50Pre-treatment | Germination medium | Incubator: Photoperiod / Thermoperiod
Jul-1613%7 dNA leached in water 24 h;
1% agar;
Incubated under spring/autumn 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)