RED STRIPED TAILFEATHER ANTHOCERCIS ILICIFOLIA NATIVE HIGHLY DROUGHT RESISTANT $1.30

AMAZING AUSTRALIAN NATIVE ANTHOCERCIS ILICIFOLIA HAS THE MOST WONDERFUL FLOWERS AND CAN GROW ON ROCK! SAND DUNES, LIMESTONE, DRY SANDS ARE NO OBSTACLE AND THIS IS DROUGHT RESISTANT TO A VERY HIGH LEVEL TOO!

Shrub, 0.5-3(-4) m high. Fl. yellow, Apr to Nov. Calcareous sand, sand, limestone, sandstone. Outcrops, ridges, coastal sand dunes.
Distribution
Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.
IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain.
IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P2, Geraldton Hills, Perth.
Local Government Areas (LGAs): Gingin, Northampton, York.

Anthocercis ilicifolia is a member of the Solanaceae family, native to coastal regions of WA. A beautiful and hardy native from 0.5 – 3m tall with good horticultural potential.
The major alkaloid of both Anthocercis viscosa. and A. fasciculata has been identified as hyoscyamine. A trace of the same partly racemic base has been isolated from A. littorea, together with meteloidine, but the major alkaloid present in this species is littorine which has been shown to be R(-)-3?-(2-hydroxy-3-phenylpropionyloxy)tropane (The tropane alkaloids from three Western Australian Anthocercis species. Cannon et al. Aust. Journal of Chem. 22(1) 221 – 227 . 1969.)

Anthocercis is known as the only Solanaceous plant known to produce resin compounds on glandular trichomes. Some species of Anthocercis have been reported to hybridise with Duboisia spp.

APPROX 25 SEEDS. SMALL. SMOKE TREATMENT WILL SPEED GERMINATION BUT IS NOT ESSENTIAL. YOU CAN LOOK UP ON GOOGLE TO SEE HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN TREATMENT, IT’S PRETTY EASY!

Grow Notes
Prefers full sun with well-drained soil.

Drought hardy.

Sow
Seeds require smoke treatment for accelerated germination. You can use either smoke water or aerosol smoke. Alternatively save some ashes from your fire, add water and soak seeds for a few hours.

Sow in Spring, or in warm conditions, 3mm deep in a well-draining seed raising mix.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
21 plus days at 20-30°C

Maturity
Erect, much branched shrub, 0.5–3 m high living 3-6 years.

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Seed Count: 25
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