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Pimelea alpina F.Muell. ex Meisn.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea alpina F.Muell. ex Meisn. APNI*

Description: Erect or prostrate shrub to 30 cm high, stems glabrous.

Leaves crowded and confined to end of branches, narrow-elliptic, mostly 4–10 mm long, 2–4 mm wide, concave.

Flowers in bracteate heads; peduncles to 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Bracts 4, elliptic to ovate, 5–7 mm long, glabrous. Flowers 5–18 per head, all coarsely hairy, usually pinkish red or rarely white; bisexual flowers 7–8 mm long, female flowers 5–7 mm long.

Fruit 3–4 mm long, green, enclosed in the now brown hypanthium base.


Flower
Photo Tanja Lenz

Distribution and occurrence: In woodland, heath and tussock grassland in the Snowy Mtns above 1500 m alt.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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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