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Olearia chrysophylla (DC.) Benth.
Family Asteraceae
Olearia chrysophylla (DC.) Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 3 m high.

Leaves opposite, scattered; lamina elliptic, 15–115 mm long, 4–38 mm wide; apex acute, mucronate; margins indistinctly and irregularly toothed or entire or sinuous, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface pale brown-felted; venation reticulate; petiole to 12 mm long.

Heads terminal, in panicles, pedunculate, 22–28 mm diam.; peduncle to 53 mm long. Ray florets 4–7, white. Disc florets 12–14, yellow.

Achenes glabrous; pappus 2-seriate with 73–85 bristles.


Herbarium
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Flowering: November–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest, chiefly at higher altitudes; from New England N.P. to the Jenolan Caves and inland to Bathurst district.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, CT
Other Australian states: W.A.
AVH map***

Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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