Hibiscus pinonianus var. drummondii
Alyogyne sp. Shark Bay (D.J.Edinger 6212)
Alyogyne pinoniana var. microandra
Hibiscus huegelii var. leptochlamys
Alyogyne from the Greek 'alytos' meaning undivided and 'gyne' meaning woman; referring to the undivided style. The species is un-named and the phrase name refer to its distribution in the Great Victoria Desert.
Distribution and status
Found on the northern Eyre Peninsula and the Nullarbor region in South Australia. Also found in Western Australia. Native.
Herbarium region: Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Seed embryo type is folded.
Seed collection and propagation
Collect capsules that are drying off and starting to turn brown. The seed inside should be brown and hard. Place the capsules into a tray and leave to dry for a week. Then rub the capsules 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. This species has physical dormancy that needs to be overcome for the seed to germinate (e.g. nicking or softening the seed coat).