Seeds of South Australia
Argentipallium blandowskianum (Compositae)
Woolly Everlasting
List of species for Argentipallium
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Seed collecting:
November to January
Herbarium regions:
Murray, Southern Lofty, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
Mount Gambier (SVP02)Southern Volcanic Plain
 Least Concern
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Glenelg Plain (NCP02) 
 Least Concern
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Least Concern
Tintinara (NCP04) 
 Least Concern
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)   [quality of habitat declined]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii); D2)   (Probable Decline)   [quality of habitat declined; limited habitat]
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [likes disturbance; comes up after fire]
Murray Lakes and Coorong (MDD03) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Near Threatened   [likes disturbance; comes up after fire]
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Data Deficient   [imprecise records; unlikely location]
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 Argentipallium]
Name derivation:
Argentipallium from the Latin 'argenteus' meaning silver and 'pallium' meaning mantle, a reference to the silvery indumentum that covers leaves and branches of some species. Blandowskianum named after Johann Wilhelm Theodor Ludwig von Blandowski (1822-1878), known in English as William Blandowski, a German zoologist and mining engineer who explored tracts of Central Victoria. He helped found the Geological Society of Victoria in 1852 and was appointed Government Zoologist in April 1854.
Found in the southern part of South Australia, in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges, Murray and South-east regions, growing in heathland on deep, usually siliceous sands. Also found in Victoria.
Native. Common in South Australia. Common in Victoria.
Plant description:
Erect perennial herb to 50 cm tall with several stems, usually branched, with dense woolly hairs. Leaves oblanceolate, narrow, flat, covered with soft thick woolly fairs. Flowers white or pinkish daisies. Flowering between September and December.
Fruit type:
White, papery daisy.
Seed type:
Yellow or pale brown seed to 1 mm long and 0.5 mm wide, covered in tiny tubercules with a long pappus at one end.
Embryo type:
Spathulate fully developed.
Seed collecting:
Collect daisy heads that are drying off, easily removed by hand.
Seed cleaning:
Place the heads in a tray for a week to dry. Then rub the heads gently with your hands to dislodge the seeds. Viable seeds will be round and hard. 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 viability:
From one collection, the seed viability was average, at 60%.
Seed germination:
Seeds are non-dormant, viable seed should germinate readily.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
of plants
Collection number
Collection location
% ViabilityStorage
8850 (1.89 g)
8850 (1.89 g)
Southern Lofty
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.