Seeds of South Australia
Gunniopsis aff. septifraga (Aizoaceae)
Oodnadatta Pigface
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Seed collecting:
October to December
Herbarium region:
Lake Eyre
NRM region:
South Australian Arid Lands
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Gunniopsis]
Name derivation:
Gunniopsis from the genus Gunnia named after Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808-1881), a Tasmania botanist and from the Greek 'opsis' meaning resembling; alluding to the resembles of the genus to the genus Gunnia.
Status:
Native.
Fruit type:
Brown capsule.
Seed type:
Small light brown tear-drop seed to 0.5 mm long and 0.4 mm wide, covered with round tubercules on the fatter end.
Embryo type:
Peripheral.
Seed collecting:
Pick mature capsules when they turn a straw colour and contain hard dark seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for at least a week. Then rub the dried capsules 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 viability:
From one collection, the seed viability was high, at 100%.