Dampiera rosmarinifolia Schltdl.

Rosemary Dampiera

Linnaea 20: 603 (1847) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or decumbent subshrub to 60 cm high; stems terete, slightly ribbed, white- or grey-tomentose with branched hairs, often glabrescent with age. Leaves sessile, linear to linear-oblong, 9–26 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, often crowded in fascicles, glabrous and glossy above, lower surface tomentose but margins revolute, usually concealing lower surface. Inflorescence branches usually 1-flowered, 1–3 together in upper axils, with white and/or grey branched hairs; pedicels 3–5 mm long; bracteoles narrow-elliptic, 1–2 mm long. Sepals 1–1.5 mm long, tomentose; corolla 10–14 mm long, blue-violet or pink inside, white- and grey- to black-tomentose outside, wings 1.7–3.2 mm wide. Fruit obovoid, 2–4 mm long, grey-tomentose. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuM, NIS, Wim. Also SA. Widespread in dune-mallee and mallee-heaths of north-western Victoria, particularly prevalent following fires.

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

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South Australia