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.
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
Text by K.D. Hill
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