Dampiera atriplicina Rajput & Carolin
Telopea 3:211-212 (1988)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 6 March 1996

Spreading, robust shrub, to 0.5(-1.2) m high. Fl. pink, May or Jul. Red sand. Sand ridges.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Gibson Desert, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Chichester, Lateritic Plain, Mackay, Trainor.

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

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

Stems unribbed. Leaves flat, 20-70 mm long, 10-30 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, stellate hairs; margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 5.5-7 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1.5-2 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 8-9.5 mm long, hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs. Corolla blue, 6-10 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4-5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-6 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.3-0.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 0.8-1 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2.5-6 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in May, June and July. Occurs in the Pilbara (PIL), Gibson Desert (GD) and Little Sandy Desert(LSD) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) Botanical Province. Conservation Code: Conservation code Priority Three (P3).