Dampiera purpurea R.Br.

Mountain Dampiera

Prodr. 588 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect shrub to 1 m high; stems terete, ribbed, white- or golden-tomentose with branched hairs, or scabrous. Leaves sessile or shortly petiolate, obovate to elliptic, 9–60 mm long, 5–42 mm wide, upper surface glabrescent, often scabrous, lower surface grey- or golden-tomentose, margins entire or toothed. Inflorescence branches 3–5-flowered, (1–)2–9 together in upper axils, with golden branched hairs; peduncles 5–15 mm long; pedicels 1–3 mm long; bracteoles linear-oblong, 2–4 mm long. Sepals 0.2–0.5 mm long, obscured by hairs; corolla 12–15 mm long, purple or blue inside, grey- to black-tomentose outside, wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Fruit obovoid, 4–5 mm long, tomentose, ribbed. Flowers mainly Sep.–Dec.

EGU, GipP, HSF, NIS, VRiv. Also Qld, NSW. Uncommon in Victoria where confined to dry forests and scrubs of the eastern ranges, usually on rock outcrops or cliffs, uncommon.

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 purpurea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dampiera purpurea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory