Common name: Kydra Dampiera
Dampiera fusca Rajput & Carolin APNI*
Description: Erect multistemmed perennial subshrub to 30 cm high, stem with 3 acute angles, papillate, brownish grey-pubescent or glabrescent.Upper leaves usually bunched towards top of stem, oblong to oblanceolate, 0.8–2.2 cm long, 2–8 mm wide, margins toothed, slightly recurved, papillate; sessile.
Flowering branches solitary or 2 together in leaf axils, l-3-flowered, to 2 cm long. Sepals obscured by hairs, 0.4–0.7 mm long. Corolla c. 8 mm long, with brownish grey hairs outside; wings l-2 mm wide, slightly smaller above auricle.
Fruit 2–3 mm long, with brownish appressed-hairs.
Flowering: chiefly December–January
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath; restricted to the Kybean district, escarpment range northeast of Nimmitabell.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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