R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 360 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Thyme riceflower.
Erect dense dioecious shrub to 1.5 m, stunted or prostrate in exposed conditions, glabrous except for the pedicels; leaves crowded, narrow-elliptic to elliptic or narrow-spathulate to spathulate, 2-13 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, acute to obtuse.
heads terminal; peduncles 0.5-2.5 mm long; involucral bracts 4, elliptic to broad-elliptic, 2-6 mm long, 1-4 mm wide, acute to obtuse; pedicels covered with long coarse hairs; male flowers 2-17 in each head, 3-4 mm long; female flowers 2-10 in each head, 3-3.75 mm long, continued shortly above the ovary, persistent; perianth yellow.
Seed not known.
||Pimelea serpyllifolia twig and male and female flower.
Image source: fig 449g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Scrub and woodland on calcareous soils.
W.Aust.; N.S.W. Vic.
Flowering time: most of the year.
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