Seeds of South Australia
Olearia pimeleoides (Compositae)
Showy Daisy-bush
List of species for Olearia
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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
IBRA regions
SUMMARY
Fleurieu (KAN02)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range]
Broughton (FLB02) 
 Near Threatened   (Probable Decline)
Olary Spur (FLB03) 
 Least Concern
Southern Flinders (FLB04) 
 Least Concern
Northern Flinders (FLB05) 
 Least Concern
Central Flinders (FLB06) 
 Least Concern
Southern Yorke (EYB01)Eyre Yorke Block
 Data Deficient
Eyre Hills (EYB03) 
 Least Concern
Talia (EYB04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Eyre Mallee (EYB05) 
 Least Concern
South Olary Plain (MDD01)Murray Darling Depression
 Least Concern
Murray Mallee (MDD02) 
 Least Concern
Lowan Mallee (MDD04) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Braemer (MDD07) 
 Least Concern
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)Riverina
 Least Concern
Myall Plains (GAW01)Gawler
 Least Concern
Gawler Volcanics (GAW02) 
 Least Concern
Gawler Lakes (GAW03) 
 Least Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria Desert
 Least Concern
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill Complex
 Least Concern
IBRA regions
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Fleurieu (KAN02)KanmantooRare
  (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [edge of range]
6 of 6 subregionsFlinders Lofty BlockLeast Concern
, Near Threatened
, Rare
4 of 5 subregionsEyre Yorke BlockLeast Concern
, Rare
, Data Deficient
4 of 6 subregionsMurray Darling DepressionLeast Concern
, Rare
Murray Scroll Belt (RIV06)RiverinaLeast Concern
3 of 8 subregionsGawlerLeast Concern
Yellabinna (GVD06)Great Victoria DesertLeast Concern
Bimbowrie (BHC05)Broken Hill ComplexLeast Concern
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Olearia]
Name derivation:
Latin 'olearius' pertaining to oil, from 'olea' olive and Greek 'pimele' soft, fat
Distribution:
Grows in open woodland, dry sclerophyll forest or tall shrubland on sandy or clay soils
Status:
Native
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.
Fruit type:
Achenes silky; pappus with 39–65 bristles in 1–2 series
Seeds stored:
LocationNo. of seeds
(weight grams)
Number
of plants
Date
collected
Collection number
Collection location
Date
stored
% ViabilityStorage
temperature
BGA 
MSB
4750 (3.1882 g)
4830 (3.239 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.