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Dampiera cinerea Ewart & O.B.Davies

Fl.N.Territory 269 (1917)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading shrub, 0.2-0.7(-1) m high. Fl. pink-blue-purple/red/white, Mar to May or Jul to Oct. Red sand. Sand dunes.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-60 mm long, 8-20 mm wide, Indumentum present, with dense, dendritic hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 1-1.4 mm long, hairy, with hairy hairs. Pedicel pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1-2 mm long, Indumentum present, Hair type with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent. Corolla pink or purple, 4-6 mm long, without auricles, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 2-2.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3-4.5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.3-0.4 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2-3 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CR), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province.

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


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Ashburton, Augustus, Carnegie, Central, Chichester, Dune Field, Fortescue, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, McLarty, Rudall, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Meekatharra, Ngaanyatjarraku, Wiluna.