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Olearia heterocarpa S.T.Blake
Family Asteraceae
Olearia heterocarpa S.T.Blake APNI*

Description: Shrub to 5 m high.

Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 20–110 mm long, 4–18 mm wide; apex acuminate, without a mucro; margins regularly toothed, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface grey- or yellow-stellate-hairy; venation reticulate; petiole 3–8 mm long.

Heads terminal, in leafy compound corymbs, peduculate, 10–16 mm diam., peduncle to 5 mm long. Ray florets 4–7, white. Disc florets 3–5, yellow.

Achenes minutely strigose (ray florets) or densely glandular (disc florets); pappus with 17–21 long bristles in 1 series, with or without an outer row of short bristles.


Flowering: May–September

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet sclerophyll forest and eucalypt woodland and fringing mallee scrub on obsidian; in the Nightcap and Gibbergunyah Ranges in the Whian Whian area NC; Qld.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
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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