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Common name: Pink-tip Daisy-bush
Olearia erubescens (Sieber ex DC.) Dippel APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high; shoots and young leaves often red.
Leaves alternate, scattered or crowded; lamina elliptic, 15–125 mm long, 3–20 mm wide; apex acute, mucronate; margins prickly, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface silver-felted; venation reticulate; petiole to 11 mm long.
Heads terminal, in panicles, 15–31 mm diam.; peduncle to 55 mm long. Ray florets 4–7, white. Disc florets 7–13, yellow.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 55–79 bristles in 2 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest; widespread on the coast and ranges south from the Blue Mtns, west to Orange, also recorded from Drake and near Point Lookout.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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