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Common name: wallaby weed, viscid daisy bush
Olearia viscidula (F.Muell.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2.5 m high.
Leaves alternate or opposite, scattered; lamina narrow-elliptic or ovate, 15–88 mm long, 2–11 mm wide; apex acute, without a mucro; margins entire, flat; surfaces discolorous, upper surface viscid and green, lower surface grey-felted; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads in axillary panicles, 8–17 mm diam.; peduncle to 10 mm long. Ray florets 8–21, white. Disc florets 4–21, cream or yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 27–37 long bristles in 2 series, with an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and eucalypt woodland; south from the Nandewar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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