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Dampiera sylvestris P.Sm. ex Rajput & Carolin
Family Goodeniaceae
Dampiera sylvestris P.Sm. ex Rajput & Carolin APNI*

Description: Erect multistemmed perennial subshrub to 70 cm high, stem with 3 acute angles, glabrous except for inflorescences.

Leaves infrequently bunched towards top of stem, narrow-oblong to lanceolate, 5–8 cm long, 8–30 mm wide, margins usually entire; sessile.

Flowering branches l-4 together, 4- or 5-flowered, 20–32 mm long. Sepals linear or linear-oblong, c. 2 mm long. Corolla 14–17 mm long, with long spreading grey hairs outside; wings c. 4 mm wide, smaller above auricle.

Fruit c. 4 mm long, glabrescent, ribbed.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
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Type
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Flowering: chiefly August–February

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest; chiefly in coastal ranges, north from Bulahdelah.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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