Dampiera metallorum Lepschi & Trudgen
Nuytsia 15:273-275, Fig. 1 (2004)

Conservation Code: Priority Three
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 13 February 2006

Rounded, multistemmed perennial, herb, to 0.5 m high. Fl. blue, Apr or Jun to Oct. Skeletal red-brown gravelly soil over banded ironstone. Steep slopes, summits of hills.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Hamersley.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, East Pilbara.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Sunday 22 November 2020

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 15-55 mm long, 4-10 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with sparse, stellate, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles absent. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-8 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent. Corolla blue, 9-14 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4.5-5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-7 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1-1.3 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.5-1.6 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3.5-4 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Two (P2).