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

Description: Erect dioecious shrub to 1.5 m high, stunted or prostrate in exposed positions, stems glabrous.

Leaves crowded, narrow-elliptic to spathulate, 4–12 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, concave at least when dry.

Flowers in bracteate heads, usually on short lateral branches, and often appearing axillary; peduncle to 2 mm long; pedicels covered with long coarse hairs. Bracts 4, elliptic, 2–6 mm long. Flowers 3–4 mm long, yellow, glabrous; 2–17 in male heads, 2–10 in female heads.

Fruit green, partly enclosed in hypanthium.


Illustration
L. Elkan

Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
AVH map***


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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