Dampiera fusca Rajput & Carolin

Kydra Dampiera

Telopea 3: 205 (1988) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Erect subshrub to c. 30 cm high; stems triangular, slightly ribbed, brown- to grey-tomentose with branched hairs, or glabrescent, papillate. Leaves sessile, upper ones oblong to lanceolate, 8–22 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, congested in pseudowhorls near tops of stems, tomentose or glabrescent, papillate, margins toothed, slightly recurved. Inflorescence branches solitary or clustered, 1–3-flowered, 1–2 cm long, with brown or grey branched hairs; peduncles 4–15 mm long; pedicels 1–2.5 mm long; bracteoles 2, oblong, 6–7.5 mm long. Sepals 0.4–0.7 mm long, obscured by hairs; corolla c. 8 mm long, deep purplish-blue inside, with brownish-grey, subappressed hairs outside, wings 1–2 mm wide. Fruit obloid, 2–3 mm long, brown-tomentose to glabrescent. Flowers mainly Dec.–Jan.

EGU, SnM. Also NSW, ACT. In Victoria known only from a single site on the Nunniong Plateau where recorded from stunted Snow Gum woodland.

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 fusca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dampiera fusca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory