Olearia magniflora (F.Muell.) Benth.

Splendid Daisy-bush

Fl. Austral. 3: 480 (1867) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Open, often straggling shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets glabrous, somewhat resinous. Leaves alternate, narrowly obovate to cuneate, 5–25 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, glabrous, resinous when young, slightly paler beneath, dentate toward the rounded to truncate, often recurved apex; margin flat. Capitula terminal, solitary, sessile or subsessile, 35–60 mm diam.; involucre conical, 13–18 mm long; bracts 5–7-seriate, graduating, glabrous, resinous, darker toward the shortly ciliate apex. Ray florets 12–24, intense mauve to purple, ligules 13–22 mm long; disc florets 30–60, yellow. Cypsela cylindric, 4-ribbed, 4–7 mm long, glabrous; pappus bristles straw-coloured or pinkish, 12–15 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

LoM, MuM, VRiv. Also SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to the far north-west where an occasional component of mallee woodland, usually on lime-rich sandy loam soils. There is a single 1911 record purportedly from Dimboola.

See note under O. calcarea.

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

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South Australia
New South Wales