Seeds of South Australia
Calandrinia remota (Portulacaceae)
Round-leaf Parakeelya
List of species for Calandrinia
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Seed collecting:
October to January
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges
NRM regions:
Alinytjara Wilurara, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Southern Flinders (FLB04)Flinders Lofty Block
 Data Deficient   [stony, heavy ground, possible wrong ID]
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Near Threatened
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [southern edge of range]
Gawler Lakes (GAW03)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Arcoona Plateau (GAW04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Torrens (GAW06) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Roxby (GAW07) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Tallaringa (GVD05) 
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Dieri (SSD03)Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Strzelecki Desert (SSD05) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Breakaways (STP01)Stony Plains
 Least Concern
Oodnadatta (STP02) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Witjira (STP06) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Baltana (STP07) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel Country
 Least Concern
Mann-Musgrave Block (CER01)Central Ranges
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Everard Block (CER03) 
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
Pedirka (FIN04)Finke
 Near Threatened   [could be more records on loan & not databased]
IBRA regions
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3 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockNear Threatened
, Rare
, Data Deficient
5 of 8 subregionsGawlerNear Threatened
, Rare
3 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
, Rare
2 of 4 subregionsSimpson Strzelecki DunefieldsNear Threatened
4 of 7 subregionsStony PlainsLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
Lake Pure (CHC07)Channel CountryLeast Concern
2 of 3 subregionsCentral RangesNear Threatened
Pedirka (FIN04)FinkeNear Threatened
  [could be more records on loan & not databased]
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 Calandrinia]
Name derivation:
Calandrinia named after Jean-Louis Calandrini (1703-1758), a Swiss scientist, professor of mathematics and philosophy. Remota from the Latin 'remotus' meaning remote; referring to the early specimen collected from the Gawler Ranges and the northern Flinders Ranges.
Distribution:
Found in the central and northern parts of South Australia, growing on red sand, but also in sands associated with salt lakes. Also found in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Uncommon in New South Wales. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Annual herb with basal rosette of leaves and erect flowering stems to 30 cm long. Leaves basal and on lower parts of flowering stems, sometimes clustered at the base of the inflorescence, sessile, linear-lanceolate to oblong, to 11 cm long and 1 cm wide. Inflorescence on a long stalk with large dark-pink to purple flowers clustered at the top. Flowering between August and November.
Fruit type:
Pale brown ovoid capsule to 6 mm long with 3-valves, just exceeding the spreading sepals.
Seed type:
Shiny red-brown reniform-ovoid seed to 1 mm long and 0.9 mm wide, with a smooth surface.
Embryo type:
Peripheral.
Seed collecting:
Collect mature capsules, those that are turning a brown colour and contain dark seeds.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for one to two weeks. Then rub the capsules gently 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 viability:
From two collections, the seed viability were low to high, ranging from 10% to 100%.
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
15905 (1.002 g)
15500 (1.01 g)
~10022-Oct-2004MOL 4554
Gairdner-Torrens
28-Mar-200690%-18°C
BGA 
MSB
15500 (0.4657 g)
15500 (0.4657 g)
100+10-Nov-2005MKJ124
Gairdner-Torrens
8-Aug-200610%-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.