Common name: Mueller's Daisy Bush
Olearia muelleri (Sond.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 1.5 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina obovate, 5–14 mm long, 2–8 mm wide; apex rounded, without a mucro; margins toothed or entire, flat; surfaces concolorous, both glabrous, punctate; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads terminal, solitary, sessile or subsessile, 13–31 mm diam. Ray florets 7–13, white. Disc florets 12–18, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 40–50 bristles in 1 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in mallee, woodland or spinifex on sand, and red/grey clay; chiefly restricted to the Balranald-Pooncarie-Wentworth area, also recorded for the upper Darling R.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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