Common name: Azure Daisy-bush
Olearia rudis (Benth.) F.Muell. ex Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.3 m high.
Leaves alternate, crowded; lamina elliptic or obovate or ovate, 15–120 mm long, 6–40 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, without a mucro; margins toothed or entire, flat; surfaces concolorous, both hirsute; venation reticulate; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary or in simple or compound corymbs, pedunculate, 20–40 mm diam.; peduncle to 100 mm long. Ray florets 39–75, pale blue or mauve or purple. Disc florets 86–241, orange.
Achenes glabrous; pappus with 31–42 bristles in 2 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee and woodland on red, calcareous sand; chiefly south from t Hope and in the Balranald-Pooncarie-Wentworth district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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