8916.000 Olearia Moench

Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D., Carolin, R.C. & Tindale, M. (1994) Flora of the Sydney Region 4th edition, Griffin Press Ltd., Netley, South Australia

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Heads solitary or in compound inflorescences. Involucre broad-hemispherical to narrow ovate; bracts imbricate in several rows. Receptacle pitted, without scales. Ray florets in a single row, white or blue. Disc florets tubular. Pappus of numerous, usually unequal capillary bristles.

Worldwide: About 180 species native to Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Olearia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Olearia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Olearia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Olearia
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iNaturalist: Olearia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olearia
JSTOR Plant Science: Olearia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Olearia
Plants of the World Online: Olearia
Tropicos: Olearia
Wikipedia: Olearia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Olearia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1736, retrieved 15 June 2024

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