R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 361 (1810).
Synonymy: Pimelea octophylla
Common name: Woolly riceflower, downy riceflower.
Erect shrub to 1 m; stems usually bearing long fine white hairs, glabrescent with age; leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 2-15 mm long, 0.5-5 mm wide, acute to obtuse, covered with long fine straggling hairs or coarse antrorse hairs or almost glabrous except for the margins.
Heads terminal; peduncles 1-9 mm long, beating long fine white hairs; involucral bracts 6-22, narrow-obovate or narrow-elliptic, 4-15 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, acute, similar in vestiture to the leaves; flowers bisexual or female, 25-150 in each head, cream to pale-yellow, 6.5-18.5 mm long; perianth bearing tangled hairs in the throat, covered outside with fine white patent or antrorse hairs and additional coarse hairs, circumscissile above the ovary after flowering.
Seed ovoid, glabrous, black, foveolate with the pits in rows.
S.Aust.: FR, EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
There are 4 subspecies in N.S.W., Vic. and S.Aust.
Key to Infraspecific taxa:
Not yet available