Seeds of South Australia
Stemodia florulenta (Scrophulariaceae)
Bluerod
List of species for Stemodia
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Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Broughton (FLB02)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [robust perennial, tolerates some salinity]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [reservoir species]
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern   [reservoir species]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern   [reservoir species]
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Least Concern   [reservoir species]
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [reservoir species]
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Least Concern
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Least Concern
Commonwealth Hill (GAW08) 
 Least Concern
Tallaringa (GVD05)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Barrier Range Outwash (BHC04)Broken Hill Complex
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Curnamona (BHC06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Simpson Desert (SSD02)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Least Concern
Dieri (SSD03) 
 Least Concern
Warriner (SSD04) 
 Least Concern
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Least Concern
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Near Threatened
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Least Concern
Murnpeowie (STP03) 
 Least Concern
Peake-Dennison Inlier (STP04) 
 Least Concern
Macumba (STP05) 
 Least Concern
Witjira (STP06) 
 Least Concern
Baltana (STP07) 
 Least Concern
Sturt Stony Desert (CHC02)Channel Country
 Least Concern
Diamantina-Eyre (CHC04) 
 Least Concern
Coongie (CHC06) 
 Least Concern
Lake Pure (CHC07) 
 Least Concern
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Least Concern
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Least Concern
Tieyon (FIN03)Finke
 Least Concern
Pedirka (FIN04) 
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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3 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
3 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Rare
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
8 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
, Rare
Tallaringa (GVD05)Great Victoria DesertLeast Concern
2 of 4 subregionsBroken Hill ComplexRare
4 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsLeast Concern
7 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
4 of 4 subregionsChannel CountryLeast Concern
2 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesLeast Concern
2 of 2 subregionsFinkeLeast Concern
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 Stemodia]
Name derivation:
Greek 'stemon' stamen, 'dis' two and
Distribution:
Often grows in saline sands, loams or clays, in temporarily inundated sites.
Status:
Native
Plant description:
Perennial herb to 80cm with erect branches. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, basal leaves oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 1–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide. Inflorecence a raceme, 2 or 3 in clusters in the bract axils, corolla blue-purple, white at base 4-7mm. Flowering spring-summer.
Fruit type:
Capsule 3.5–5 mm long.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
9600 (0.15 g)
17000 (0.2652 g)
20-3027-Apr-2006TST010
Murray
8-Aug-2006100%-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.