Seeds of South Australia
Dampiera lanceolata var. lanceolata (Goodeniaceae)
Grooved Dampiera
List of species for Dampiera
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Seed collecting:
September to November
Herbarium regions:
North Western, Nullarbor, Gairdner-Torrens, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Southern Lofty
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Alinytjara Wilurara, Eyre Peninsula, South Australian Arid Lands
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Broughton (FLB02)Flinders Lofty Block
 Endangered   (IUCN: EN B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)   [Restricted habitat. ]
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Vulnerable   (IUCN: VU B2ab(i,ii,iii))   (Probable Decline)
St Vincent (EYB02)Eyre Yorke Block
 Critically Endangered   (IUCN: CR B2ab(i,ii,iii); D)   (Probable Decline)   [Historic records. ]
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kingoonya (GAW05) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Maralinga (GVD03)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06) 
 Least Concern
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)Nullarbor
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
IBRA regions
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2 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockVulnerable
, Endangered
4 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
, Critically Endangered
3 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Rare
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
4 of 8 subregionsGawlerRare
2 of 4 subregionsGreat Victoria DesertLeast Concern
Nullarbor Plain (NUL02)NullarborRare
  (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Dampiera]
Name derivation:
Dampiera named after William Dampier (1652-1715), an English buccaneer and explorer, who collected botanical specimens on the north-west coast of Australia in 1699 as commander of H.M.S. Roebuck. Lanceolata from the Latin 'lanceolatus' meaning shaped like a lance-head; referring to the shape of the leaf.
Distribution:
Found across the central part of South Australia, from the Western Australia border to the Murray River. Also found in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Status:
Native. Common in South Australia. Rare in Queensland. Common in the other states.
Plant description:
Erect shrub to 1m tall. Leaves clustered or alternating along the stems, to 5cm long and 26mm wide, flat, upper surface hairy becoming hairless, often warty, lower surface hairy, edges flat or curved down, margins entire or toothed. Flowers purplish blue with a yellow throat, tubular, the tube split to the base, with 5 lobes, solitary or in groups of 2-9 flowers on 1-3 stalks arising at the bases of the leaves. 
Fruit type:
Hard grey-tomentose cylindric fruit to 5 mm long.
Seed type:
Black ovoid seed to 3 mm long and 1 mm wide, with deep wrinkled surface.
Embryo type:
Spatulate.
Seed collecting:
Collect maturing fruits, those that are fat and contain hard black seeds inside. Collecting good mature fruits will be time comsuming as few fruits maybe produced.
Seed cleaning:
Place the fruit in a tray and leave to dry for two weeks. Then rub the fruits gently with a rubber bung to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate any unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place
Seed viability:
This species tend to produce very few viable seeds.