Sarcozona from the Greek 'sarkos' meaning flesh and 'zone' meaning involucre; referring to the cup-shaped base of the involucre. Bicarinata from the Latin 'bi' meaning twice and 'carina' meaning keel.
Distribution and status
Very few scattered collections from Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula and Fleurieu Peninsula. Also found in Western Australia. Native. Very rare in South Australia. Very rare in Western Australia.
Herbarium regions: Eyre Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Prostrate succulent perennial herb with stems to 100 mm high. Leaves to 50 mm long, uppermost pair sometimes partly embracing the ovary. Ovary narrowly and acutely 2-ribbed, to 9 mm long, convex to flat on top. Flowers large, white, daisy-like. Flowering between August and December. Fruits are dry brown capsule. Seeds are red-brown reinform seed to 1.5 mm long and 1 mm wide, with tuberculated surface. Seed embryo type is peripheral.
Seed collection and propagation
Collect seeds between October and February. Collect mature fruits, those that are fat and turning red with brown seeds inside or collect capsules that are brown and dried. If fruits are fresh, break open the fruits and wash the content in water. Drain the liquid leaving behind the seeds. Place the wet seeds onto paper towels and leave to dry. If fruits are dried, rub the fruits with a rubber bung to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Be careful as the seeds are very small. 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. Seeds are non-dormant, viable seed should germinate readily.
|Location||No. of seeds|
35,100 (3.23 g)