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Pimelea congesta C.Moore & F.Muell.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea congesta C.Moore & F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Shrub to 2 m tall, with tough red bark.

Leaves decussate, closely imbricate, on a persistent leaf base bearing a small tuft of fibres after the leaf has been shed, lamina elliptic, 8–20 mm long, 2–6 mm wide, rounded at base, blunt at apex, coriaceous, glabrous; petiole c. 0.5 mm long.

Inflorescence a terminal head of c. 9 flowers. Flowers bisexual. Hypanthium 1–1.5 cm long, villous-sericeous. Sepals ovate, 2 mm long, white, villous-sericeous below, glabrous above. Stamens exserted.

Fruit a brown ellipsoidal nut, 2–3 mm long.


Herbarium
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Flowering: Flowers mid July–mid October

Distribution and occurrence: Endemic on Lord Howe Island. Widespread on the Island, especially on exposed ridges.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
AVH map***

Text by K.D. Hill
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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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