Dampiera sacculata Benth. Pouched Dampiera
Fl.Austral. 4:111 (1868)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 7 March 1996

Erect to spreading perennial, herb or shrub, 0.1-0.4 m high. Fl. blue, May or Jul to Nov. Sandy, often gravelly soils. Sandplains, rocky hillsides.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Eastern Mallee, Fitzgerald, Recherche, Southern Jarrah Forest, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Albany, Broomehill-Tambellup, Bruce Rock, Cranbrook, Cuballing, Dowerin, Dumbleyung, Esperance, Gnowangerup, Jerramungup, Katanning, Kellerberrin, Kent, Kojonup, Kondinin, Koorda, Kulin, Lake Grace, Merredin, Narembeen, Narrogin, Pingelly, Plantagenet, Quairading, Ravensthorpe, Wagin, West Arthur, Wickepin, Woodanilling, Yilgarn.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 7 June 2016

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 7-25 mm long, 0.8-2.5 mm wide, glabrous; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 0.5-1 mm long, hairy. Flowers pedicellate, the pedicels 10-18 mm long, hairy, with simple hairs. Calyx lobes present, 0.3-0.4 mm long, hairy, with sparse, simple hairs. Corolla blue, 9-11 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 4.5-7.5 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 7-9 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.6-1 mm wide on the narrower side, 1.3-2.3 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, gibbous; style 3-5 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Occurs in the Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL) and Esperance Plains (ESP) IBRA Region(s), of the South West (SW) Botanical Province.