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Family: Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea stricta

Citation: Meissner, Linnaea 26:348 (1854).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Gaunt riceflower.

Erect shrub to 1.5 m, glabrous except for the inflorescence; leaves narrow-elliptic, 5.5-37 mm long, 1-5 mm wide, acute.

Heads terminal; peduncles 1.5-10 mm long, glabrous; involucral bracts 4, ovate to broad-ovate, 5-13 mm long, 3-10.5 mm wide, acuminate to obtuse with a point, glabrous outside, covered inside with short fine silky hairs, glabrous or slightly ciliate on the margins; pedicels hairy; flowers bisexual, 9-37 in each head, creamy-white, 10-16.5 mm long; perianth glabrous inside, covered outside with short fine silky hairs with additional long coarse hairs on the persistent base, circumscissile above the ovary after flowering.

Seed narrow-ovoid, hooked at the apex, glabrous, black, reticulate.

image of FSA2_Pimelea_str.jpg Pimelea stricta twig and male flower.
Image source: fig 449j 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. 505.

Distribution:  Mostly light sandy soils in open woodland, mallee or sandhills.

S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.   N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Oct.

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Biology: No text

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