Olearia cordata Lander APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina linear to narrow-lanceolate, 10–40 mm long, 2–8 mm wide; apex acute or rounded, finely mucronate; base broad-cordate; margins entire, revolute; surfaces concolorous, both densely glandular; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary, pedunculate, 22–35 mm diam.; peduncle to 40 mm long. Ray florets 10–18, deep blue to mauve. Disc florets 33–35, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 35–40 bristles in 1 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest and open shrubland, on sandstone; chiefly from Wisemans Ferry to Wollombi.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, CWS
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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