Common name: Dorrigo Daisy-bush
Olearia flocktoniae Maiden & Betche APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1–2 m high.
Leaves alternate, crowded; lamina linear, 20–90 mm long, 1–5 mm wide; apex acute, without a mucro; margins entire, revolute; surfaces concolorous, both finely pubescent; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, in simple corymbs, 19–25 mm diam.; peduncle to 52 mm long. Ray florets 30–48, white and often tinged violet. Disc florets 39–49, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 36–47 bristles in 1 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in recently disturbed sites in wet sclerophyll and warm-temperate rainforest in the Dorrigo area.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This species was presumed to be extinct as it had not been located for over 60 years, however, a number of collections have recently been made. It appears to be short-lived and disappears 2 or 3 years after establishment in disturbed forest sites.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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