Common name: Alpine Daisy-bush
Olearia alpicola (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Eurybia alpicola var. angustifolia F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2.5 m high.
Leaves opposite, scattered; lamina ovate, 25–129 mm long, 3–23 mm wide; apex acute, finely mucronate; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous and green, lower surface minutely grey-tomentose; venation reticulate; petiole to 12 mm long.
Heads terminal, in simple corymbs, pedunculate, 19–24 mm diam.; peduncle to 25 mm long. Ray florets 6–7, white. Disc florets 9–11, yellow.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 61–85 bristles in 2 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest in mountainous terrain; south from Ebor district, inland to the Warrumbungle Ra.
NSW subdivisions: SC, NT, ST, NWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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