Plants of
South Australia
Myoporum platycarpum ssp. perbellum
Myoporaceae
Mallee Sugarwood
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Etymology

Greek 'myo' I close and 'poros' pore, refers to the plants ablity to reduce water loss, and Greek 'platys' flat, 'carpos' fruit

Distribution and status

Grows in low mallee woodlands on red or brown sandy or clay loams or occasionally on sand dunes
Herbarium regions: Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, South Eastern
NRM regions: Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

A tall multistemmed shrub or rarely a small tree 1–10m. Branches of mature trees not flexuous, leaves alternate, scattered, linear-lanceolate, 30–90mm wide, 3–10 mm long, glabrous. Flowers 4–11 per axil, corolla longer than 8mm ing diameter, lobes equal or longer than tube, white. Flowering August – November. Fruits are fruit ovate, pale yellow or brown, compressed, 4–5.5 mm long, 3–3.5 mm wide, apex acute, glabrous. Seed embryo type is straight

Seed collection and propagation

Collect seeds between February and April. Collect as the outside of the fruit becomes soft and the seed are gaining colour.

Seeds stored:
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LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA6,900 (22.65 g)23-Oct-2013NRD34
Murray
1-Jan-201620%-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.
Germination table:
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