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Pimelea microcephala R.Br. subsp. microcephala Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea microcephala subsp. microcephala R.Br. APNI*

Synonyms: Pimelea microcephala subsp. A sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*

Description: Open dioecious shrub to 4 m high, 1 glabrous.

Leaves linear to 1 narrow-elliptic, usually 7–40 mm long, 1–4 mm wide.

Flowers in bracteate heads, sometimes on short lateral shoots; peduncle 2–13mm long; pedicels finely hairy. Bracts 2 or 4, 5–20 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, notpersistent. Flowers greenish yellow, receptacle often elongates as the flowers mature; male heads with 13–100 flowers each 3–8 mm long, female heads with 7–12 flowers each 2–4 mm long.

Fruit 4–5.5 mm long, red, enclosed at first in the hypanthium.


Distribution and occurrence: Usually on sandy soils in open forest and mallee, widespread; toxic to stock.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, NFWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by K.D. Hill
Taxon concept:

The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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