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Olearia elliptica subsp. praetermissa P.S.Green
Family Asteraceae
Olearia elliptica subsp. praetermissa P.S.Green APNI*

Description: Shrub, stunted or to 1 m tall. Young shoots resinous-sticky.

Leaves alternate, crowded towards ends of shoots; petiole scarcely differentiated, 2–7 mm long; lamina oblanceolate, (1.5-) 2.5–3.5 (-5) cm long, (0.6-) 1–1.5 (-2) cm broad, attenuate, entire, flat, broadly acute to obtuse, somewhat resinous-sticky, especially below.

Capitula (4-) 8–15, in terminal corymbs, c. 5–8 mm diam., level or almost level with leaves; involucral bracts sticky; outer bracts 1 mm long; inner bracts slightly concave, c. 3.5 mm long. Ray florets 14–25, c. 6 mm long, white; disc florets 15–20, 3 mm long.

Cypselas slightly compressed, ridged, 1.5–1.8 mm long, scattered strigulose; pappus in two series; outer series of narrow scales c. 1 mm long; inner series of c. 15–20 slender bristles c. 3 mm long, finely strigulose.


Herbarium
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Flowering: Mid May to early Oct

Distribution and occurrence: Subspecies endemic to Lord Howe Island.

In soil pockets on rocky mountain ledges.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by P.S. Green
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia 49, Oceanic Islands 1


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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