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Olearia rosmarinifolia (DC.) Benth.
Family Asteraceae
Olearia rosmarinifolia (DC.) Benth. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 1.6 m high.

Leaves alternate or opposite, scattered; lamina linear, 12–90 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide; apex acute, finely mucronate; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface subglabrous, lower surface grey-woolly; venation reticulate; sessile or subsessile.

Heads terminal, in simple loose corymbs, pedunculate, 16–26 mm diam.; peduncle to 55 mm long. Ray florets 5–7, white. Disc florets 8–21, yellow.

Achenes glabrous; pappus with 60–84 bristles in 2 series.


Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: October–December

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rocky areas around riverbeds and gorges; north from Cooma.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld
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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