Dampiera marifolia Benth.

Velvet Dampiera

Fl. Austral. 4: 114 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading perennial subshrub to 60 cm high; stems more or less terete, slightly ribbed, grey- or brown-tomentose with branched hairs. Leaves sessile, ovate to oblong-elliptic, 7–18 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, tomentose on both surfaces or glabrescent, margins entire and thickened. Inflorescence branches 1–3-flowered, mostly solitary in upper axils, with rusty branched hairs; peduncles 5–8 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 2, oblong to narrow-elliptic, 3–4.5 mm long. Sepals 0.5–1.5 mm long, hairy; corolla 10–12 mm long, blue or purplish inside, rusty-tomentose outside, wings 1.5–2 mm wide. Fruit ovoid, to c. 4 mm long, rusty-hairy. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

Gold, LoM, MuM, Wim. Also SA. Widespread in north-western Victoria, usually in mallee communities.

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 marifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dampiera marifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory