Westringia dampieri R.Br.
Prodr. 501 (1810)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Monday 30 December 1996

Dense shrub, (0.1-)0.2-1.5(-2.5) m high. Fl. white, Jun to Dec or Jan. Often on sandy calcareous soils. Coastal or near-coastal areas.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Edel, Fitzgerald, Geraldton Hills, Mardabilla, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren, Western Mallee.

IMCRA Regions: Abrolhos Islands, Central West Coast, Eucla, Leeuwin-Naturaliste, WA South Coast, Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Carnarvon, Cockburn, Cranbrook, Dandaragan, Denmark, Dundas, Esperance, Gingin, Greater Geraldton, Irwin, Jerramungup, Lake Grace, Northampton, Ravensthorpe, Rockingham, Shark Bay, Wanneroo.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Sunday 1 December 2019

Genus Westringia. Habit shrubs. Height m high 0.2-2. Stems Ribbing not ribbed, Cross section when young more or less circular, Peltate scales absent. Leaves Position whorled, Bullation not bullate, Division entire, Viscidity not viscid, Margins entire. Length mm long 8-27. Width (entire leaves only) mm wide 1.5-2.5. Indumentum Presence hairs present, glands absent. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Bract Presence present. Length mm long 1.5-3.2. Bracteoles Presence absent. Pedicel Presence present, Glands absent. Length mm long 0.5-1.5. Indumentum Presence hairs present. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Calyx lobes Bullation not bullate, Lobe number five, Accrescence not accrescent. Length mm long 1.2-2.2. Indumentum Presence hairs present, Hair density moderately dense. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Corolla Overall colour white or cream or mauve, purple, lilac or violet, Dots or stripes in throat present, Viscidity not viscid. Length mm long 12-15. Indumentum Presence hairy. Hair type Simple hairs simple. Style length mm long 8-10. Stamens Number two stamen and two staminodes. Filament length (free part only)' mm long 1-4. Anthers Appendage absent. Length mm long 0.7-1. Flowering time January, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaeam or South-West, IBRA Bioregion Yalgoo, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Swan Coastal Plain, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Warren or Esperance.