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Common name: Oak-leaved Olearia
Olearia quercifolia Sieber ex DC. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or obovate, 10–50 mm long, 7–25 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, without a mucro; margins lobed; surfaces discolorous, upper surface scabrous and green, lower surface yellow-tomentose; venation reticulate; petiole to 7 mm long.
Heads axillary, solitary or clustered, pedunculate, 21–30 mm diam.; peduncle to 50 mm long. Ray florets 7–15, white. Disc florets 18–29, yellow.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 27–42 long bristles in 2 series, with an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy or moist terrain; confined to the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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