Olearia iodochroa (F.Muell.) F.Muell. ex Benth.

Fl. Austral. 3: 479 (1867)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Usually a rounded shrub to 1(–1.5) m high; branchlets and leaf undersurfaces densely covered by a mat of whitish hairs, often slightly viscid. Leaves alternate, subsessile, narrowly obovate to obtrullate, 3–12 mm long, 1.5–3.5 mm wide, entire, or rarely, with 1–3 shallow subapical teeth; upper surface glabrous, dark green, usually slightly scabrous; lower surface whitish; margin somewhat thickened or recurved. Capitula terminal, subsessile, solitary or few together, 15–30 mm diam.; involucre c. conical, 4.5–6 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, graduating, pubescent, with resin droplets, margin fimbriate, purplish. Ray florets 7–15, mauve to white, ligules 4–9 mm long; disc florets 5–16, purplish, cream or yellow. Cypsela cylindric, 3–4 mm long, not or obscurely ribbed, dark purplish beneath dense, pale silky hairs; pappus bristles pale, c. 5 mm long. Flowers Jun.–Oct.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VVP. Also NSW. Confined in Victoria to dry, rocky, elevated country in the further east (e.g. upper Tambo River valley, Wulgulmerang, Suggan Buggan, Mt Tingaringy, upper Genoa River).

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
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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New South Wales