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.
||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).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 505.
Mostly light sandy soils in open woodland, mallee or sandhills.
S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. N.S.W.; Vic.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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