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Olearia passerinoides

Citation: Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:482 (1867).

Synonymy: Diplopappus passerinoides Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 24:62 (1851); Aster vernicosus F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 5:67 (1865); O. toppii Ewart & Jean White, Proc. R. Soc. Vic. 21:543, t. 31 (1909); O. hookeri sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 871 (1957), non Benth.

Common name: None

Glutinous shrub to 2.5 m high; stems erect, woody, much-branched, glabrous, without ribs; leaves sessile, erect to patent, linear, attenuate at the base, obtuse, 4-20 mm long, to 1 mm wide, glabrous, green, concolorous, compressed-terete, slightly concave above, convex below; margins entire.

Capitula terminal, solitary or in dense corymbs of 2-8 on short branched peduncles with few reduced leaves; involucre campanulate, 5-6 mm long; bracts 3-4-seriate, linear, acute, pallid, green near the apex, glabrous; ray florets 6-15; ligules linear, 4-10 mm long, white (rarely pale-pink); disk florets 10-14, mauve to pink.

Achenes terete, 1.5-2 mm long, striate, pubescent; pappus bristles 25-40, 3-4 mm long, subequal or a few shorter ones in an outer series.

Published illustration: Blackall & Grieve (1975) How to know Western Australian wildflowers, 4:789.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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