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Dampiera atriplicina Rajput & Carolin

Telopea 3:211-212 (1988)
Conservation Code
Priority Three
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading, robust shrub, to 0.5(-1.2) m high. Fl. pink, May or Jul. Red sand. Sand ridges.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-70 mm long, 10-30 mm wide, Indumentum present, with dense, stellate hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1.5-2 mm long, Indumentum present, Hair type with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 8-9.5 mm long, hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs. Corolla blue, 6-10 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-6 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.3-0.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 0.8-1 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2.5-6 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in May, June and July. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Gibson Desert (GD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) 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


IBRA Regions
Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Chichester, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
East Pilbara, Wiluna.