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Olearia albida (Tanguru)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: O. albida
Scientific name: Olearia albida
Common name: Tanguru

Olearia albida is an evergreen shrub or tree (up to 8m) found on coastal cliffs and coastal forests from North Cape to Taranaki. These trees may be multitrunked.
The leaves are green and leathery, broad spear-shaped leaves are 4–8 cm long, with strongly wavy edges; white or pale yellow-green beneath. In summer to autumn open clusters of white daisy flowers are produces. The seeds of these flowers are dispersed by the wind.

A multitrunked tree.






Bark greyand peels off in strips.