Common name: Rice Flower
Pimelea bracteata Threlfall APNI*
Synonyms: Pimelea ligustrina var. glabra Maiden & Betche APNI*
Pimelea sp. B sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Shrub to 2 m high, stems glabrous.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, those immediately below the involucre often wider, usually 6–10 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, often with a purplish tinge.
Flowers in bracteate heads, bracts completely surrounding the head; head usually nodding on short lateral shoot; peduncle 1–5 mm long. Bracts 6–8, 10–18 mm long, 7–15 mm wide, glabrous, yellow-green often tinged with purple or red. Flowers 15–26 in each head, 12–17 mm long, pale yellow.
Fruit 3–4.5 mm long, green.
Distribution and occurrence: In wet heath and along creek banks at higher altitudes in the Kiandra area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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