F. Muell., Linnaea 25:442 (1853).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: None
Erect dioecious shrub to 1 m; stems covered with short fine appressed hairs; leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 6-33 mm long, 1.5-8 mm wide, acute to obtuse, usually glabrous.
Heads terminal; peduncles 1-5 mm long, covered with short fine appressed hairs; involucral bracts 2 or 4, ovate or elliptic or occasionally narrow-ovate, 8.5-12 mm long, 3-8 mm wide, acute, glabrous, shortly petiolate; pedicels covered with short coarse hairs; male flowers 18-53 in each head, 7.5-9 mm long; female flowers 18-53 in each head, 5-7 mm long, slender, continued above the ovary, tardily circumscissile above the ovary after flowering; perianth white, bearing scattered hairs inside, covered outside with short hairs becoming coarser towards the base.
Seed narrow-ovoid, hooked at the apex, glabrous, black, foveate with the pits in rows.
||Pimelea petrophila twig and flower.
Image source: fig 449e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, SL. .?Vic.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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