Olearia picridifolia (F.Muell.) Benth.

Fl. Austral. 3: 487 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Low, spreading shrub to c. 0.5 m high; branchlets and leaves lightly to rather densely strigose-hairy. Leaves alternate, subsessile, narrowly obovate or narrowly elliptic, 10–65 mm long; 1–9 mm wide, concolorous, green or grey-green. Capitula 20–25 mm diam., axillary and/or terminal, solitary or in few-flowered corymbs; peduncles bracteate, mostly 15–85 mm long; involucre c. hemispherical, 5.5–8 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, subequal, green, pilose. Ray florets c. 20–30, blue, mauve or white, ligules 12–13 mm long; disc florets c. 40–80, yellow. Cypsela narrowly obovoid, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 6–10-ribbed, glabrous; pappus pale, 4–5 mm long Flowers Aug.–Nov.

LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Rare in Victoria, apparently confined to low dune-mallee communities in the north-west (e.g. Serviceton, Lake Albacutya, Murrayville areas).

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 picridifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia picridifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia