Olearia ramosissima (DC.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.3 m high.
Leaves alternate, densely crowded; lamina elliptic or obovate or triangular, 0.5–5 mm long, 0.3–2 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, without a mucro; margins entire, strongly revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface minutely tuberculate, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary, sessile, 22–27 mm diam. Ray florets 8–13, blue to mauve. Disc florets 11–15, blue or yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 27–47 long bristles in 2 series, with an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest in elevated terrain; chiefly north from the Narrabri district, also collected in the Shoalhaven Gorge and north of Roto.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, NWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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