Olearia pannosa subsp. cardiophylla (F.Muell.) D.A.Cooke

Velvet Daisy-bush

Fl. South Australia 3: 1483 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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, 2016-08-23
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Olearia pannosa subsp. cardiophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia pannosa subsp. cardiophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native

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South Australia
New South Wales