Plants of
South Australia
Olearia pimeleoides
Compositae
Showy Daisy-bush
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Botanical art

Kath Alcock paintings: 3.

Etymology

Latin 'olearius' pertaining to oil, from 'olea' olive and Greek 'pimele' soft, fat

Distribution and status

Grows in open woodland, dry sclerophyll forest or tall shrubland on sandy or clay soils Native
Herbarium regions: Gairdner-Torrens, Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray
NRM regions: Eyre Peninsula, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Arid Lands, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin
AVH map: SA distribution map (external link)

Plant description

Shrub to 2 m high. Leaves alternate, scattered; lamina elliptic or linear or obovate, 3–25 mm long, 1–6.5 mm wide. Capitula terminal, solitary, sessile or almost so, 13–37 mm wide. Ray florets 8–25, white, disc florets 14–49, pale yellow. Flowering June - September. Fruits are achenes silky; pappus with 39–65 bristles in 1–2 series

Seeds stored:
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LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
4,800 (3.23 g)
4,800 (3.23 g)
1004-Nov-2005PJA101
Eyre Peninsula
14-Sep-200640%-18°C
Location: BGA — the seeds are stored at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, MSB — the seeds are stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Kew, England.
Number of plants: This is the number of plants from which the seeds were collected.
Collection location: The Herbarium of South Australia's region name.
% Viability: Percentage of filled healthy seeds determined by a cut test or x-ray.