Meissner in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 2:271 (1848).
Synonymy: P. husseyana F. Muell. ex Ewart, Proc. R. Soc. Vic. 33:230 (1921).
, Pimelea phylicoides
Common name: Heath riceflower.
Erect shrub to 1 m but usually not exceeding c. 0.5 m; stems covered with dense spreading hairs, glabrescent with age; leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 2-8.5 mm long, 0.75-3 mm wide, acute to obtuse, glabrous or with sparse long coarse hairs on the lower surface and margins.
Heads terminal; peduncles to 6.5 mm long, similar in vestiture to the stem; involucral bracts 3-6, ovate or elliptic, 3-9 mm long, 1.25-4 mm wide, usually obtuse, glabrous on the upper surface, with long coarse hairs on the margins and lower surface; pedicels hairy, grouped together on a dome-shaped receptacle; flowers bisexual, 3-18 in each head, white, 7-13.5 mm long; perianth bearing a few hairs inside, covered outside with short dense hairs becoming longer and sparser on the persistent base, circumscissile above the ovary after flowering.
Seed ovoid, glabrous, black, patterned with rows of shallow pits.
||Pimelea phylicoides twig, male flower and bract.
Image source: fig 449f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Dry sclerophyll forests and heath usually on sandy soil.
S.Aust.: EP, MU, SL, KI, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: Aug. — Nov.
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