Dampiera dysantha (Benth.) Rajput & Carolin

Shrubby Dampiera

Fl. South Australia 3: 1386 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or decumbent subshrub to 70 cm high; stems terete, deeply ribbed, sparsely white-tomentose with branched hairs, particularly in grooves, glabrescent with age. Leaves sessile, oblong-elliptic, 5–16 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, upper surface glabrous or glabrescent, papillate, lower surface tomentose, margins entire or toothed, usually revolute but not concealing lower surface. Inflorescence branches 5–7-flowered, 1–3 together in upper axils, with rusty and grey branched hairs; peduncles 11–17 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles linear-oblong, 3–4.5 mm long. Sepals 0.2–0.5 mm long, tomentose; corolla 9–11 mm long, blue or rarely lilac or white inside, rusty- and grey-tomentose outside, wings 1.7–2.2 mm wide. Fruit obovoid, 2–4 mm long, grey-tomentose. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, MuM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered in western Victoria in a belt between the Little Desert and the Bendigo area where found in woodland and mallee communities, often on heavier loam or clayey soils. An old collection purportedly from near Daylesford is of dubious provenance.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-08-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Dampiera
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Dampiera dysantha in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dampiera dysantha in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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Western Australia
South Australia