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Olearia rhizomatica Lander
Family Asteraceae
Olearia rhizomatica Lander APNI*

Description: Shrub to 0.4 m high.

Leaves alternate, crowded; lamina conduplicate, keeled, narrow-cuneate, 5–12 mm long, 1–4 mm wide; apex truncate, 3-lobed, without a mucro; margins entire, flat; surfaces concolorous, upper surface glabrous and viscid, lower surface glabrous (apart from a few basal marginal hairs), bullate; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.

Heads terminal, solitary, 12–28 mm diam.; peduncle to 45 mm long. Ray florets 30–33, blue. Disc florets 32–36, yellow, tinged blue apically.

Achenes silky; pappus with 30–36 bristles in 1 series, with an outer row of short bristles.


Flowering: December–March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland and alpine herbfields in sandy loam on rocky slopes over granite; in the Brindabella and Tinderry Ranges.
NSW subdivisions: ST

Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCit
AVH map***

Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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