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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea glauca

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 360 (1810).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Smooth riceflower.

Erect much branched shrub to 1 m, glabrous except the inflorescence; leaves narrow-elliptic or narrow-ovate, 3-20 mm long, 1-5.5 mm wide, acute; heads terminal.

Peduncles 1-12 mm long; glabrous; involucral bracts 4, narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-ovate to ovate, 6-16 mm long, 2.5-7.5 mm wide, acute to acuminate, glabrous outside, inner pair covered inside to a varying extent with short fine hairs and ciliate on the margins, outer pair glabrous inside or nearly so; pedicels hairy; flowers bisexual, 7-35 in each head, creamy-white, 10.5-18 mm long; perianth glabrous inside, covered outside with short coarse hairs but glabrous on the persistent base, circumscissile above the ovary after flowering.

Seed slightly ventricose, hooked at the apex, glabrous, black, patterned with furrow-like pits.

image of FSA2_Pimelea_gla.jpg Pimelea glauca twig and 2 views of the anther.
Image source: fig 448g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 508.

Distribution:  Open forests and grasslands, coastal heaths and dunes on sandy soils.

S.Aust.: EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.   Qld; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug, — Dec.

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Biology: Poisonous.

Author: Not yet available

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