Olearia passerinoides (Turcz.) Benth.

Fl. Austral. 3: 482 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender glabrous shrub to c. 2 m high; branchlets and leaves viscid. Leaves alternate, sessile or subsessile, usually subappressed to stem, linear, 4–25 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, obtuse, usually slightly excurved at apex, compressed-terete, slightly concave above, convex below, at least in the lower half (sometimes grooved either side of midrib toward apex). Capitula 11–23 mm diam., terminal, solitary, sometimes profuse and appearing corymbose; peduncles to 1 cm long; involucre campanulate, 5–6 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, graduating, glabrous, pale but green-tipped, slightly resinous. Ray florets 5–9(–15), white (rarely mauve), ligules 4–7 mm long; disc florets 4–14, mauve or pink. Cypsela cylindric, 1.5–2 mm long, 6–8-ribbed, sericeous; pappus bristles white to straw-coloured, 4–5 mm long.

Gold, LoM, MuM, RobP, Wim.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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: Andre Messina, 2016-08-23
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia passerinoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia passerinoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Goldfields present native

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales