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Dampiera dentata Rajput

Telopea 2:57-58 (1980)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Erect perennial, herb, 0.2-0.5(-0.8) m high. Fl. blue/white, Jul to Nov or Jan. Red sand, gravelly loam. Sandstone ridges, plains.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 6 March 1996

Scientific Description

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 40-150 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 5-7 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicel absent (flowers sessile). Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0-0.2 mm long, hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs. Corolla blue, 7-10 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 2.5-3 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 3.5-5 mm long, wings present on both sides, 0.3-0.5 mm wide. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2.5-3 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in January, July, August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Murchison (MUR), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Central Ranges (CR), Gascoyne (GAS), Gibson Desert (GD) 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, Murchison, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Carnegie, Central, Eastern Murchison, Hamersley, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Mann-Musgrave Block, Shield, Trainor.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, East Pilbara, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mount Magnet, Ngaanyatjarraku, Sandstone, Wiluna.