Olearia muelleri

Olearia muelleri (Mueller daisy bush)[4]is a plant in the Asteraceae family.[1] It was first described as Eurybia muelleri in 1853 by Otto Wilhelm Sonder.[1][5] In 1867, George Bentham assigned it to the genus Olearia in his Flora Australiensis.[1][2]

Olearia muelleri
Olearia muelleri - Flickr - Kevin Thiele.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Olearia
Species:
O. muelleri
Binomial name
Olearia muelleri
Synonyms[3]

Erybia muelleri Sond.

It is native to Western Australia, and according to Plants of the World online has been introduced to South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales.[3] However, this is at odds with Bentham's list of the specimens used in his description (below),[2] and with the respective Australian state authorities.[6][7][8]

DescriptionEdit

In Flora Australiensis, Bentham describes it as:

40. O. Muelleri, Benth. A much-branched bushy shrub, more or less glutinous, otherwise glabrous. Leaves obovate or broadly cuneate, thick, very obtuse, entire or toothed, under ½ in. long, narrowed into a petiole. Flower-heads solitary, terminal, much smaller than in O. magniflora. Involucre ovoid or turbinate, much imbricate, the inner bracts about 4 lines long. Ray florets 8 to 10 ; disk-florets more numerous. Style-appendages short as in O. magniflora. Achenes silky-hairy, much shorter than in the last two species, and the pappus with fewer bristles, — Eurybia Muelleri Sond. in Linnaea xxv 459.

N.S.Wales Darling river, Victorian Expedition; desert of the Murray and Murrumbidgee F. Mueller.
Victoria. Avoca river, F. Mueller; Wimmera, Dallachy; N.W. districts, L. Morton.
S.Australia South coast. R. Brown; Flinders' Range, F. Mueller; Lake Gairdner, Babbage; Northern interior, M'Douall Stuart's Expedition.

W. Australia, Drummond, with rather smaller flower-heads, hut apparently not otherwise different.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Olearia muelleri". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  2. ^ a b c d George Bentham (1867). "LXII. Compositae". Flora Australiensis. 3: 481. Wikidata Q104155624.
  3. ^ a b "Olearia muelleri (Sond.) Benth. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  4. ^ Atlas of Living Australia. "Species: Olearia muelleri (Dusky Daisy-Bush)". bie.ala.org.au. Retrieved 11 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Sonder (1853). "Plantae Muellerianae. Beitrag zum Flora Sudaustraliens, aus der Sammlungen des Dr. Ferd. Müller Compositae". Linnaea : Ein Journal für die Botanik in ihrem ganzen Umfange. (in Latin). 25: 459–460. ISSN 0178-5397. Wikidata Q109541627.
  6. ^ "Fact sheet for Olearia muelleri". www.flora.sa.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Flora of Victoria: Olearia muelleri". vicflora.rbg.vic.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "PlantNET - FloraOnline: Olearia muelleri". plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 11 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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