Plants of
South Australia
Cyperus hamulosus
Curry Flat-sedge
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Distribution and status

Found in the far northern and central parts of South Australia and along the Murray River, growing on moist sandy areas around receding lakes or watercourses. Also found in Western Australia, Northern Territory, and Victoria (and Africa and Asia). Considered an introduced species in Australia, however, its occurrence in remote and otherwise pristine wetlands in central Australia, suggests that the species maybe cosmopolitan and native to this region.
Herbarium regions: Lake Eyre, Gairdner-Torrens, Murray
NRM regions: South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Seed collection and propagation

Collect seeds between December and March.

Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
of plants
Collection number
Collection location
% ViabilityStorage
BGA1,400,000 (37.95 g)200+28-Feb-2017DJD3626
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.
Germination table: