Ixiochlamys, from the Greek 'ixos', meaning bird-lime and 'chlamys', meaning cloak, referring to the sticky, glandular surface of the involucres of Ixiochlamys cuneifolia. Cuneifolia, from the Latin 'cuneus', meaning wedge and 'folium', meaning a leaf, referring to the wedge-shaped leaf or leaf tapered to the base.
Distribution and status
Found in the northern part of South Australia, growing on skeletal soil of hills, rock crevices, sandy or stony creek beds. Also found in Western Australia, Northern Territory and New South wales. Native. Common in South Australia. Common in the other States.
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, South Australian Arid Lands
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)
Compact perennial herb or small shrub to 30 cm high with stems branched; ascending, woody at the base and covered in rigid white hairs. Leaves crowded, especially at the base of scapes; spathulate to narrow-cuneate, to 50 mm long and 9 mm wide, margins irregularly toothed near the apex. Flower-heads solitary and terminal with white to pink flowers. Flowering between April and October.; Fruits are white fluffy daisy-head. Seed embryo type is spathulate.
Seed collection and propagation
Collect seeds between July and December. Collect whole heads that are white and fluffy or collect just the seed by plucking it off with your fingers. Mature seeds are easily removed. Place the heads in a tray for a week to dry. Then pluck the seeds from the head with your finders. Viable seeds will be fat and brown. 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|
8,500 (2.56 g)
|BGA||2,600 (0.82 g)||10||7-Oct-2010||Arckaringa|