Olearia canescens (Benth.) Hutch. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or ovate, 10–60 mm long, 3–21 mm wide; apex acute, finely mucronate; margins entire, flat; surfaces discolorous, both grey-felted; venation pinnate; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, in panicles, pedunculate, 12–19 mm diam.; peduncle to 31 mm long. Ray florets 8–15, white. Disc florets 7–16, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 35–43 long bristles in 2 series and an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland and sclerophyll forest; from the Apsley R. west to the Nandewar Ra.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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