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Dampiera anonyma Lepschi & Trudgen

Nuytsia 15:270-273, Fig. 1 (2004)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Multistemmed perennial, herb, to 0.5(-1) m high. Fl. blue-purple, Jun to Sep. Skeletal red-brown to brown gravelly soil over banded ironstone, basalt, shale and jaspilite. Hill summits, upper slopes (above 1000m).

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 13 February 2006

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 10-28 mm long, 3-17 mm wide, Indumentum present, with dense, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 4-8 mm long, Indumentum present, Hair type with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent, with dense. Corolla blue, 7-11 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-5.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-6.8 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.5-1.2 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.5-2 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers free. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-4 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in June, July, August and September. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Three (P3).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 2 August 2023


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