Common name: Spiked Daisy-bush
Olearia subspicata (Hook.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Shrub to 3 m high.
Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina linear or obovate, 5–20 mm long, 1–3 mm wide; apex acute, without a mucro; margins entire, revolute; surfaces discolorous, upper surface subglabrous and green, lower surface grey-woolly; venation indistinct; sessile or subsessile.
Heads axillary, in panicles, pedunculate, 17–25 mm diam.; peduncle to 12 mm long. Ray florets 2–6, white. Disc florets 2–12, yellow.
Achenes silky; pappus with 45–59 bristles in 1 series.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubland and mallee; west from Condobolin district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by N. S. Lander
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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