Olearia aglossa (Maiden & Betche) Lander

Telopea 4: 146 (1991) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Shrub to c. 2.5 m high; branchlets closely tomentose with minute T-shaped hairs. Leaves opposite, narrow-ovate, 24–90 mm long, 8–27 mm wide, acute, flat, upper surface dark green, glabrous, lower surface brownish or grey, densely tomentose; petiole to c. 12 mm long. Capitula 4–20 mm diam., in corymbs; peduncles to 25 mm long; involucre narrowly conical, 4.5–5.5 mm long; bracts 4–6-seriate, graduating, sericeous, margin membranous, sometimes fimbriate; outer (ray) florets white, usually lacking ligules, but up to 4 developed, 4.4–10 mm long; disc florets 2–4, yellow. Cypsela narrowly obovoid, 6–8-ribbed, 1.3–2 mm long, glabrous or sericeous near apex; pappus bristles pink, 5.5–6 mm long. Flowers Dec.–Feb. (NSW).

MonT, SnM. Also NSW. Rare, if present, in Victoria.

The record is based on Maiden & Betche's (1899) assertion that Mueller's Eurybia (= Olearia) alpicola var. rhodochaeta (type from Coberras) was identical with their var. aglossa. No Victorian specimens unambiguously attributable to O. aglossa have been collected since Mueller's, although some specimens of O. alpicola from that area show reduced ligules of the outer, female florets. The species is clearly very closely allied to O. alpicola, differing in the fewer florets (both female and bisexual), ligules of the outer florets reduced or absent, generally broader leaves, and the pink pappus bristles.

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 aglossa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia aglossa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales