Common name: Heath Daisy-bush
Olearia floribunda (Hook.f.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high.
Leaves alternate, crowded; lamina elliptic or ovate, 0.5–3 mm long, 0.3–1 mm wide; apex acute or obtuse, without a mucro; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface glabrous, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary, sessile, 8–13 mm diam. Ray florets 3–7, white. Disc florets 3–9, cream.
Achenes silky or subglabrous; pappus with 27–37 long bristles in 1 or 2 series, with or without an outer row of short bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in eucalypt woodland and near swampy areas, south from West Wyalong district.
NSW subdivisions: ST, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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