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Olearia minor (Benth.) Lander
Family Asteraceae
Olearia minor (Benth.) Lander APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high.

Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or obovate, 1.5–8 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide; apex rounded or broad-acute, without a mucro; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface subglabrous, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.

Heads terminal, solitary or clustered, subsessile, 12–22 mm diam. Ray florets 7–12, white. Disc florets 6–13, yellow.

Achenes weakly to densely glandular; pappus with 37–65 bristles in 1–2 series, rarely with an outer row of short bristles.


Flowering: June–November

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee or open shrubland on red-brown loam or yellow-brown sand on dunes or rocky slopes; chiefly in the Balranald district, also recorded for Dubbo and the Budawang Ra.
NSW subdivisions: ST, CWS, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
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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