Olearia montana Lander APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic, 13–43 mm long, 7–18 mm wide; apex obtuse, without a mucro; margins regularly toothed, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface subglabrous, lower surface beige-felted; venation reticulate; petiole to 5 mm long.
Heads terminal, in panicles, pedunculate, 18–27 mm diam.; peduncle to 15 mm long. Ray florets 17–28, mauve. Disc florets 15–31, purple.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 35–71 long bristles in many series, with an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest and Eucalyptus rossii woodland in dry shallow soils over granite; in the Tinderry, Brindabella and Scabby Ranges.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RC-
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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