Dampiera coronata Lindl. Wedge-leaved Dampiera
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 27 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 6 March 1996

Erect to spreading, woody perennial, herb, 0.2-0.5 m high. Fl. blue/purple, Jul to Nov. Sandy or clayey soils, lateritic gravel. Laterite breakaways, flats, river banks.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth, Southern Jarrah Forest.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Chittering, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Gosnells, Kalamunda, Mundaring, Swan, Victoria Plains.

Scientific Description
C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, Tuesday 4 February 2020

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 15-60 mm long, 5-13 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins toothed. Bracteoles present, 4-5 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-10 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.5-0.8 mm long, hairy, with dense, simple hairs. Corolla blue or purple, 9-16 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 7-10 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 9-14 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.5-1 mm wide on the narrower side, 2.5-2.8 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, gibbous; style 5-5.5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) and Jarrah Forest (JF) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.