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Olearia microphylla (Vent.) Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, crowded; lamina narrow- to broad-spathulate, 2–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, without a mucro; margins entire, strongly revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface tuberculate, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary, sessile, 9–17 mm diam. Ray florets 6–8, white. Disc florets 4–8, yellow.
Achenes glandular; pappus with 32–47 long bristles in 1 or 2 series, with or without an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and heathy scrub; widespread, north from Queanbeyan district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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