Common name: Clammy Daisy-bush
Olearia decurrens (DC.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina oblanceolate, 7–48 mm long, 1–5 mm wide; apex acute, without a mucro; margins toothed apically or entire, flat; surfaces concolorous, both viscid; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, in panicles, 15–20 mm diam.; peduncle to 11 mm long. Ray florets 3–5, white. Disc florets 6–7, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 40–65 bristles in 2 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee scrub; south from Bourke-Brewarrina district, west from the Dubbo area.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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