Plants of
South Australia
Geijera linearifolia
Rutaceae
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 4.

Etymology

'Geijera' after the 17th century Swedish botanist J.D. Geijer and 'linearfolia' linear leaf.

Distribution and status

Grows on sandy and clay soils, rocky limestone, flats and edges of salt lakes. Native
Herbarium regions: Nullarbor, Flinders Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Erect much-branched shrub or tree, 1-3 m high. Leaves linear-oblong, 20-50 x 3-6 mm, glabrescent. Inflorescence a many-branched dichasial cyme, 1-3 cm long, petals spreading, ovate, 1.5-2 mm long, white, green. Flowering August-October. Fruits are cocci 4-6 x 3-4 mm Seeds are seeds ovoid, 3-5.5 x 2.5-3.5 mm, black and shining

Seeds stored:
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LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
 
MSB

1,880 (43.24 g)
248-Feb-2006DJD381
Eyre Peninsula
BGA1,860 (62.4 g)50+7-Mar-2006DJD425
Yorke Peninsula
8-Aug-200670%-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.