Olearia pimeleoides (DC.) Benth.

Fl. Austral. 3: 479 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets and leaf undersurfaces densely white-tomentose, usually mixed with a few resin droplets. Leaves alternate, subsessile, obovate to narrowly obovate or elliptic, 3–15 mm long; 1–6 mm wide, discolorous, green and glabrous or sparsely pubescent above. Capitula c. 15–35 mm diam., sessile, solitary (rarely paired) and terminal; involucre broadly conical to hemispherical, 6–7.5 mm long; bracts 3–5-seriate, graduating, the outer wholly white-tomentose, the inner often glabrous except for a subapical cottony patch, often purple-tipped. Ray florets 8–25, white, ligules 8–20 mm long; disc florets c. 14–50, pale yellow. Cypsela narrowly obovoid, 1.5–3 mm long, densely sericeous, obscurely ribbed; pappus pale, 7–9 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria common in mallee, box and cypress-pine woodlands of the north and north-west.

Plants from the Brisbane Ranges and nearby areas previously regarded as O. pimeleoides are now referred to O. minor.

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.
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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 pimeleoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia pimeleoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory