Dampiera leptoclada Benth. Slender-shooted Dampiera
Fl.Austral. 4:116 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Wednesday 6 March 1996

Erect to semi-prostrate perennial, herb, 0.2-0.6(-1) m high. Fl. blue, Aug to Nov. Sandy, often peaty soils. Swampy areas.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren.

IBRA Subregions: Fitzgerald, Perth, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Warren.

IMCRA Regions: WA South Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Augusta Margaret River, Busselton, Cranbrook, Denmark, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Manjimup, Nannup, Plantagenet, Ravensthorpe.

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

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 15-45 mm long, 2-10 mm wide, Indumentum absent (leaves glabrous); margins entire or toothed. Bracteoles present, 2-3 mm long, glabrous. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 1.5-3 mm long, glabrous, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.3-0.7 mm long, glabrous. Corolla blue, 9.5-15 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 5.5-10.4 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 6-11 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 1.5-1.8 mm wide on the narrower side, (2-)3 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 2.7 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Jarrah Forest (JF), Warren (WAR) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.