Olearia lyallii

Olearia lyallii is a New Zealand plant from the genus Olearia. It is commonly known as the subantarctic tree daisy. The species is endemic to the Snares Islands and southern New Zealand, and has also established itself as an introduced species on the Auckland Islands, where the type specimen was described from.[1] O. lyallii forms trees up to 10 m tall with trunks 50 cm in diameter.[2]

Subantarctic tree daisy
Tree Daisy - Olearia lyalli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: O. lyallii
Binomial name
Olearia lyallii


  1. ^ Campbell, D & Rudge, M (1976) "The case for controlling the distribution of the tree daisy Olearia lyallii Hook. F. in its type locality, Auckland Islands" Proceedings of the New Zealand Ecological Society 23 109-115 [1]
  2. ^ Cockayne B (1903) " A Botanical Excursion during Midwinter to the Southern Islands of New Zealand" Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 36 225-333 [2]

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