Olearia frostii (F.Muell.) J.H.Willis

Bogong Daisy-bush

Muelleria 1: 31 (1956) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Low, often straggling greyish shrub to 40(–80) cm high; branchlets densely covered by stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, subsessile, obovate, 8–30 mm long, 5–13 mm wide, green or grey-green above with mid-dense stellate hairs, grey-white and densely stellate-tomentose below; margin flat to or recurved, shallowly crenate to dentate toward the obtuse apex, or entire. Capitula 25–50 mm diam., solitary to few terminating branches, peduncles mostly 3–10 cm long; involucre c. hemispherical, 9–12 mm long; bracts 3–5-seriate, subequal, densely stellate-tomentose. Ray florets 30–80, mauve to pink, ligules 8–15 mm long; disc florets c. 40–100, yellow. Cypsela narrow-obovoid, 2.5–4 mm long, 6-ribbed, glabrous; pappus bristles pale, 5–7 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Mar.

GipP, HNF, VAlp. Endemic in Victoria. Confined to heathland, grassland and Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland on the Bogong High Plains and nearby peaks (e.g. Mts Hotham, Loch and Feathertop), but there locally common.

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

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