Dampiera teres Lindl. Terete-leaved Dampiera
Sketch Veg.Swan R. 27 (1839)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Tuesday 8 February 2000

Erect, much-branched shrub, 0.15-0.6 m high, with thick, narrow, often terete leaves. Fl. blue/purple, Aug to Nov. Sandy & clayey soils. Sandplains, winter-wet depressions, slopes.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

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

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Avon Wheatbelt P2, Dandaragan Plateau, Lesueur Sandplain, Northern Jarrah Forest, Perth.

IMCRA Regions: Central West Coast.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Carnamah, Coorow, Dandaragan, Gingin, Irwin, Moora, Swan, Three Springs, Victoria Plains, Wongan-Ballidu, York.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 5 March 2019

Stems unribbed. Leaves compressed or flat, 4-25 mm long, 1-1.3 mm wide, absent (leaves glabrous) or hairy, with dense or sparse, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 0.8-2 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Presence pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-7.5 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes present, Calyx length 0.8-1 mm long, hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs. Corolla blue, 9-16 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside, with wings, 1.5-3 mm wide, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-3.2 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in 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.