Olearia curticoma N.G.Walsh

Billygoat Daisy-bush

Muelleria 32: 36 (2014) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Bushy shrub to c. 3.5 m high; branchlets glabrous, resinous. Leaves alternate, sessile or subsessile, linear, 11–22 mm long, 0.8–1.5 mm wide, wholly green, resinous; lower surface often slightly channelled either side of midrib on drying. Capitula 18–25 mm diam., terminal and solitary on peduncles c. 8–25 mm long; involucre more or less conical, 5–7 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, graduating, glabrous, green-tipped. Ray florets 10–16, white, ligules 9–12 mm long; disc florets about twice as many as ray florets, yellow. Cypsela narrow-ellipsoid, ca. 2.5–3 mm long, 6–8-ribbed, pale to reddish, sparsely sericeous; pappus whitish, no longer than body of cypsela. Flowers Dec.–May.

EGU. Endemic in Victoria where confined to dry forest on rocky ground above the Mitchell River near Glenaladale.

Formerly, erroneously known as O. tenuifolia, a name now regarded as an earlier synonym for O. adenophora.

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 (as Olearia tenuifolia (DC.) Benth.).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-01-28
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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 curticoma in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Olearia curticoma in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native