Minuria cunninghamii (DC.) Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Olearia glabra C.T.White APNI*
Description: Perennial herb to 1 m high; stems sparsely pubescent, hairs simple.
Leaves lanceolate, to 4 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, margins entire, lamina glabrous.
Ray florets white, pink or mauve, ligule 5–7 mm long; achene pubescent; pappus of many finely and uniformly barbellate bristles 7.6–9 mm long. Disc florets with corolla tube 4.6–6.9 mm long, glabrous; pappus of many short bristles 1.2–1.6 mm long more or less united to form scales, and longer bristles 4–4.5 mm long with barbs longer and denser apically.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in low shrubland on a variety of soils; widespread in inland district, west from Barraba.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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