Common name: Twiggy Daisy-bush
Olearia ramulosa (Labill.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.6 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered to crowded; lamina narrow-elliptic or linear or narrow-obovate, 2–8 mm long, 0.8–2.5 mm wide; apex rounded, without a mucro; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface minutely tuberculate, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads axillary or terminal on lateral branches, solitary, pedunculate or sessile, 10–20 mm diam.; peduncle to 14 mm long. Ray florets 2–13, pale blue or mauve or white. Disc florets 3–13, yellow.
Achenes silky or glandular; pappus with 22–41 long bristles in 1–2 series, with or without an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest in hilly terrain; widespread, south from Torrington.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
This species is highly polymorphic.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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