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Olearia stilwelliae Blakely
Family Asteraceae
Olearia stilwelliae Blakely APNI*

Description: Shrub to 0.6 m high.

Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or ovate, 25–134 mm long, 16–35 mm wide; apex acute or obtuse or rounded, without a mucro; margins toothed or entire, flat; discolorous, upper surface glabrous and green or grey-tomentose, lower surface beige- or rusty-felted; venation reticulate; petiole to 25 mm long.

Heads terminal, solitary, pedunculate, 40–48 mm diam.; peduncle to 330 mm long. Ray florets 8–12, pale blue or white tinged mauve. Disc florets c. 35, yellow.

Achenes silky; pappus with 77–100 bristles in 2 series.


Flowering: June–October

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest on sandy soil; from Coaldale (north of Grafton) to Woolgoolga, rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
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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