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Olearia revoluta
Scientific classification
Genus:
Olearia
Species:
revoluta

Olearia revoluta is a plant species in the sunflower family, Asteraceae, that is endemic to Western Australia.

Description

It is a shrub, erect and rounded in habit, attaining a height between 0.5–1.2 m (1 ft 8 in–3 ft 11 in). The inflorescence is white, flowering between May and November.

Olearia revoluta occurs in sand over sandstone, on the sandplains toward Geraldton and beyond Esperance in Western Australia.

Taxonomy

The name was first described by George Bentham in the Flora Australiensis (1867). The Australian Plant Name Index (APNI) notes this name is also misapplied to Olearia ramulosa (Labill.) Benth.

Ecology

The seeds are harvested by the western rosella subspecies Platycercus icterotis icterotis.

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