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Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion.
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|Fleurieu (KAN02)||Kanmantoo|| Rare (IUCN: RA d(ii)) [edge of range]|
|Broughton (FLB02)||Flinders Lofty Block|| Least Concern|
|Olary Spur (FLB03)|| || Least Concern|
|Southern Flinders (FLB04)|| || Least Concern|
|Northern Flinders (FLB05)|| || Least Concern|
|Central Flinders (FLB06)|| || Least Concern|
|Southern Yorke (EYB01)||Eyre Yorke Block|| Least Concern|
|St Vincent (EYB02)|| || Least Concern|
|Eyre Hills (EYB03)|| || Least Concern|
|Talia (EYB04)|| || Least Concern|
|Eyre Mallee (EYB05)|| || Least Concern|
|South Olary Plain (MDD01)||Murray Darling Depression|| Least Concern [not grazed]|
|Murray Mallee (MDD02)|| || Least Concern [not grazed]|
|Lowan Mallee (MDD04)|| || Rare (IUCN: RA d(i,ii)) [edge of range]|
|Braemer (MDD07)|| || Least Concern|
|Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)||Riverina|| Least Concern [not grazed]|
|Myall Plains (GAW01)||Gawler|| Least Concern|
|Gawler Volcanics (GAW02)|| || Least Concern|
|Gawler Lakes (GAW03)|| || Least Concern|
|Arcoona Plateau (GAW04)|| || Rare (IUCN: RA d(ii))|
|Kingoonya (GAW05)|| || Least Concern|
|Roxby (GAW07)|| || Least Concern|
|Commonwealth Hill (GAW08)|| || Least Concern|
|Maralinga (GVD03)||Great Victoria Desert|| Least Concern|
|Tallaringa (GVD05)|| || Least Concern|
|Yellabinna (GVD06)|| || Least Concern|
|Carlisle (NUL01)||Nullarbor|| Least Concern|
|Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)|| || Least Concern|
|Yalata (NUL03)|| || Least Concern|
|Hampton (HAM01)||Hampton|| Least Concern|
|Breakaways (STP01)||Stony Plains|| Near Threatened|
|Oodnadatta (STP02)|| || Least Concern|
|Murnpeowie (STP03)|| || Least Concern|
|Fleurieu (KAN02)||Kanmantoo||Rare (IUCN: RA d(ii)) [edge of range]|
|5 of 6 subregions||Flinders Lofty Block||Least Concern
|5 of 5 subregions||Eyre Yorke Block||Least Concern
|4 of 6 subregions||Murray Darling Depression||Least Concern , Rare
|Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)||Riverina||Least Concern [not grazed]|
|7 of 8 subregions||Gawler||Least Concern , Rare
|3 of 4 subregions||Great Victoria Desert||Least Concern
|3 of 3 subregions||Nullarbor||Least Concern
|Hampton (HAM01)||Hampton||Least Concern |
|3 of 7 subregions||Stony Plains||Least Concern , Near Threatened
Kath Alcock paintings: 5
Kochia triptera var. erioclada
'Maireana', after the 19th century French botanist, Adolphe Lemaire, and 'erioclada', from Greek 'erio', meaning woolly and 'clada', meaning branch, referring to the woolly branches.
Distribution and status
Widely distributed across mainland South Australia apart from Southern Lofty and South East regions. Also recorded in Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Native, common in South Australia and southern coastal areas of Western Australia.
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Shrub up to 60 cm, with woolly branches. Leaves narrow and fleshy to 10 mm; glabrous, alternate. Fruits and flowers from July to October. Fruits are perianth glabrous, with 5 vertical wings attached to the horizontal wing and to the tube along its length. Horizontal wing at the top of the tube with a single radial split. Seeds are ellipsoid to circular, convex, brown seed Seed embryo type is peripheral
Seed collection and propagation
Collect seeds between July and October. Collect dry, papery fruits. Check that they contain well-developed seeds before making a collection. Shake or strip fruits into a vessel. Remove twigs and other plant material.
|Location||No. of seeds|
|38,000 (338 g)|
38,000 (338 g)
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.