Olearia decurrens (DC.) Benth.

Fl. Austral. 3: 481 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Resinous, glabrous, twiggy shrub to c. 1.8 m high; branchlets angled. Leaves alternate, sessile or subsessile, narrowly obovate to linear, 7–30(–45) mm long, 1–5 mm wide, entire, few-toothed or somewhat lobed toward apex; margins flat to recurved; midribs continuous with angles of branchlets. Capitula terminal in small corymbs or panicles, 15–22 mm diam.; involucre conical, 4–6 mm long; bracts 3–5-seriate, graduating, resinous, fringed at apex. Ray florets 3–7, white, ligules 4–9 mm long; disc florets 6–8, yellow. Cypsela cylindric to narrowly obconical, 4–6-ribbed, c. 2 mm long, densely sericeous; pappus 3–4.5 mm long. Flowers mostly Dec.–Apr.

CVU, Gold, LoM, MuM, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW. In Victoria scattered through mallee scrubs of the north-west, and whipstick mallee and box-ironbark forests of the central north, with a small disjunct population in broken, rocky country near Diggers Rest.

Source: Walsh, N.G.; Lander, N.S. (1999). Olearia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-07
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Olearia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia decurrens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia decurrens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales