Plants of
South Australia
Stemodia florulenta
Scrophulariaceae
Bluerod
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 6.

Etymology

Greek 'stemon' stamen, 'dis' two and

Distribution and status

Often grows in saline sands, loams or clays, in temporarily inundated sites. Native
Herbarium regions: North Western, Lake Eyre, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray
NRM regions: Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Perennial herb to 80cm with erect branches. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4, basal leaves oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 1–5 cm long, 2–5 mm wide. Inflorecence a raceme, 2 or 3 in clusters in the bract axils, corolla blue-purple, white at base 4-7mm. Flowering spring-summer. Fruits are capsule 3.5–5 mm long.

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
9,600 (0.15 g)
17,000 (0.26 g)
3027-Apr-2006TST10
Murray
8-Aug-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.