Olearia phlogopappa (Labill.) DC.

Dusty Daisy-bush

Prodr. 5: 272 (1836) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub to c. 2 m high; branchlets and leaf undersurfaces whitish-grey (sometimes yellowish in subalpine subspecies), with dense, minute, stellate hairs and often glandular. Leaves alternate, petiolate, narrow-ovate to narrow-obovate, 8–114 mm long, 3–30 mm wide; upper surface green or grey-green, dull, glabrous or retaining a scurf of fine stellate hairs or sometimes glandular, with a fine network of shallowly impressed veins; margin irregularly and shallowly serrate, dentate or crenate, or entire. Capitula 15–25 mm diam., pedunculate, in terminal or subtermial panicles or corymbs, or solitary and terminal; involucre campanulate to hemispherical, 3–7 mm long; bracts 4–5-seriate, graduating, pubescent, sometimes glandular. Ray florets 6–22, white, ligules 5–12 mm long; disc florets 6–25, yellow, often with 1-few stellate hairs at the tips of the lobes. Cypsela cylindric, 6-ribbed, 2–3 mm long, sericeous; pappus bristles 4–6 mm long.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro.

9 subspecies, 6 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, 2019-08-09
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia phlogopappa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia phlogopappa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory