Hook., Hook. Ic. 9:sub t. 862 (1852).
Synonymy: Steetzia ovata Sonder, Linnaea 25:452 (1853).
Common name: Silver-leaved daisy, velvet daisy-bush.
Spreading undershrub or shrub to 1.5 m high, producing root suckers; stems woody at least at the base, branched, appressed-tomentose, without ribs; leaves with petioles 3-15 mm long; laminae broad-ovate to elliptic, acute to shallowly cordate at the base, acute to obtuse at the apex, 3-9 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, much larger on basal shoots than on the branchlets of old stems, prominently reticulate-veined, glabrous or glabrescent and shiny to somewhat rugose above, white- to rusty-tomentose below; margins flat, entire; capitula solitary, terminal and in the upper leaf axils, on robust peduncles 12-30 cm long often with 1 or 2 reduced leaves, dilated below the capitulum; involucre hemispherical, 15-22 mm long; bracts 5-6-seriate, lanceolate, acute, tomentose, becoming reflexed in fruit.
Ray florets 12-24; ligules linear, 20-30 mm long, white or rarely pale-mauve; disk florets 35-50, yellow.
Achenes terete, 5-8 mm long, striate, pubescent; pappus bristles 50-60, multisedate, mostly 8-10 mm long with a few outer ones shorter.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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