Fl. South Australia 3: 1483 (1986) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Spreading, tuberous-rooted shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets and leaf undersurfaces buff-coloured, woolly with Y-shaped hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate or cordate, 30-120 mm long, 18-65 mm wide, obtuse, flat, upper surface green, finally glabrous or remaining woolly about the midrib, with impressed reticulate venation; broadly obtuse, truncate or cordate at base; petiole to c. 22 m long. Capitula 35-75 mm diam., terminal and solitary; peduncles c. 5-25 cm long; involucre hemispherical, 15-21 mm long; bracts 3-6-seriate, graduating, woolly. Ray florets 8-18, white, ligules 18-45 mm long; disc florets c. 30-60, yellow. Cypsela cylindric, 8-10-ribbed, 5-8 mm long, pubescent, often reddish; pappus bristles pale to rusty, 8-10 mm long. Flowers Sep.–Nov.
CVU, Gold, OtP, VRiv, VVP. Also SA. Rare, in Victoria known from dry open-forest, on shallow rocky soils near Wedderburn, Rushworth and in the Brisbane Ranges, and in coastal woodland near Anglesea.
This subspecies possibly warrants recognition at species rank, but no combination currently exists for it within Olearia. The typical subspecies is confined to South Australia.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|