Dampiera stricta (Sm.) R.Br.

Blue Dampiera

Prodr. 589 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, erect subshrub to c. 90 cm high; stems triangular, slightly ribbed, glabrous or glabrescent, smooth. Leaves sessile, c. elliptic, lanceolate or trullate, 16–50 mm long, 2–20 mm wide, often congested in pseudowhorls near tops of stems, glabrous or glabrescent, entire or toothed. Inflorescence branches 1 or 2 in upper axils, 1- or 2-flowered, to 3 cm long, with rusty branched and/or simple hairs; peduncles 4–30 mm long; pedicels 1–2 mm long; bracteoles 2, linear-lanceolate, 2.5–3 mm long. Sepals 0.7–1.2 mm long; corolla 10–12 mm long, light or dark blue to white inside, outside with shaggy, rusty hairs, wings 1.5–2.7 mm wide. Fruit obloid, 4–5 mm long, ribbed, rusty-hairy. Flowers mainly Aug.–Jan.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread and often locally common east from the Blackwood Ranges, usually in heathlands and open-forests on sandy, gravelly or loamy soils.

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 stricta in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dampiera stricta in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory