Dampiera tomentosa K.Krause Felted Dampiera
Engl., Pflanzenr. 277(Heft 54):181 (1912)

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

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Thursday 7 March 1996

Erect shrub, 0.25-1 m high. Fl. blue, Aug to Dec. Red or yellow sand.

Distribution

Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Geraldton Sandplains, Gibson Desert, Great Victoria Desert, Mallee, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Avon Wheatbelt P1, Central, Eastern Goldfield, Eastern, Maralinga, Geraldton Hills, Lateritic Plain, Shield, Southern Cross, Tallering, Western Mallee.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Bruce Rock, Dalwallinu, Dundas, Greater Geraldton, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Kellerberrin, Kondinin, Laverton, Menzies, Merredin, Narembeen, Ngaanyatjarraku, Northampton, Perenjori, Quairading, Westonia, Wyalkatchem, Yalgoo, Yilgarn.

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

Stems ribbed. Leaves flat, 15-40 mm long, 5-13 mm wide, Indumentum hairy, with dense, dendritic hairs; margins entire. Bracteoles present, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy, with dendritic hairs. Pedicellate, Pedicel length the pedicels 2-3 mm long, hairy, with simple, dendritic hairs. Calyx lobes absent. Corolla blue, 9-15 mm long, auriculate, not spurred, hairy on the outside, with dense, simple, dendritic hairs, glabrous on the inside; central lobes 3.3-6 mm long, with wings; outer lobes 5-7 mm long, wing present on both sides and clearly unequal, 0.4-0.5 mm wide on the narrower side, 0.5-1.8 mm wide on the broader side. Anthers connate. Ovary inferior, not gibbose; style 3-4 mm long, glabrous; indusium single, glabrous; ovules one or two. Flowers in August, September, October, November and December. Occurs in the Yalgoo (YAL), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Coolgardie (COO), Gibson Desert (GD), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Avon Wheatbelt (AW) and Mallee (MAL) IBRA Region(s), of the Eremaean (E) and South West (SW) Botanical Province.