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Olearia cordata Lander
Family Asteraceae
Olearia cordata Lander APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m high.

Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina linear to narrow-lanceolate, 10–40 mm long, 2–8 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, finely mucronate; base broad-cordate; margins entire, revolute; surfaces concolorous, both densely glandular; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.

Heads terminal, solitary, pedunculate, 22–35 mm diam.; peduncle to 40 mm long. Ray florets 10–18, deep blue to mauve. Disc florets 33–35, yellow.

Achenes silky; pappus with 35–40 bristles in 1 series.


Illustration
Helen Bryant

Flower
Photo Peter G. Wilson

Flowering: November–April

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and open shrubland, on sandstone; chiefly from Wisemans Ferry to Wollombi.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC

Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Vulnerable ROTAP: 2VCi
AVH map***

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


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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