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Olearia montana Lander
Family Asteraceae
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.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: September–October

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-
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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