Olearia phlogopappa subsp. flavescens (Hutch.) Messina

Australian Systematic Botany 26: 60 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Rounded or spreading shrub to c. 1.4 m high. Leaves thick-textured, oblong, obovate or narrow-elliptic, (16–)19–50(–56) mm long, 6–15 mm wide; margins entire or shallowly sinuate, rarely crenate; upper surface green, often dull, with mid-dense to sparse stellate hairs, sometimes glandular; lower surface yellowish (at least on drying), densely stellate-hairy, glands not apparent; petiole 2–6 mm long. Capitula pedunculate, in terminal or subterminal, simple corymbs. Flowers Dec.–Feb.

EGU, HFE, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Common throughout alpine and subalpine areas (above c. 1300 m alt), often in rocky areas, and usually growing in heath or shrubland above the treeline, or in shrubby substratum of Eucalyptus pauciflora woodlands.

Intermediates between this subspecies and subspecies continentalis are sometimes found at the boundary of Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland and E. delegatensis forest. However, these can generally be assigned to a subspecies on the basis of leaf shape and conflorescence structure.

Also see note under O. phlogopappa subsp. serrata and subsp. insularis.  

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-30
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Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia phlogopappa subsp. flavescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia phlogopappa subsp. flavescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native