Plants of
South Australia
Thysanotus patersonii
Liliaceae
Twining Fringe-lily
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 2.

Etymology

Greek 'thysanotos' fringed, alluding to the 3 inner perianth-segments and 'pattersonii' after the botanical collector William Paterson (1755-1810).

Distribution and status

Native.
Herbarium regions: Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Perennial twining or prostrate herb 10-20cm. Leaves produced infrequently, 1 or 2, radical, linear, terete. Flowers single on branches, tepals 5–10.5 mm long, purple. Flowering September - November. Fruits are capsule 3–4 mm diameter.

Seeds stored:
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LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
3,300 (2.75 g)
3,300 (2.75 g)
10016-Nov-2004DJD35
Southern Lofty
28-Mar-2006100%-18°C
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.