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Threatened species

Dorrigo Daisy Bush - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Olearia flocktoniae
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Endangered
Profile last updated: 17 Sep 2019


A short-lived shrub that grows to 2.5 m tall. It can be single- or multi-stemmed near the base. The leaves are soft and slender, 1 – 5 mm wide and 20 – 90 mm long, sometimes with finely toothed margins. The typically daisy-like flower heads are 19 – 25 mm wide, with white petals, sometimes tinged with violet, and a yellow central disc.


A restricted distribution on the northern fall of the Dorrigo Plateau in north-east NSW. The species occurs primarily on road verges in state forests, though it also occurs at a number of locations within Nimboi-Binderay National Park.

Habitat and ecology

  • This is a pioneer species that colonises disturbed locations, such as roadsides or timber plantations adjacent to wet eucalypt forest or rainforest.
  • After subsequent colonisation of these areas by other longer lived species, Dorrigo Daisy Bush often may, over time, disappear from locations where it was once abundant.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastChaelundi Known None