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Pimelea pauciflora R.Br.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea pauciflora R.Br. APNI*

Description: Erect dioecious shrub to 3 m high, glabrous.

Leaves narrow-elliptic, those immediately below the inflorescence sometimes wider, mostly 5–20 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide.

Flowers in bracteate heads, entirely glabrous, often on very short lateral shoots; peduncle c. 1 mm long. Bracts 2 or 4, ± narrow-ovate, 4–10 mm long, persistent in fruit. Flowers glabrous, 4–9 in each head, greenish yellow; male flowers 2–5 mm long, female flowers c. 3.5 mm long.

Fruit red, c. 4 mm long, partly enclosed in hypanthium.


Distribution and occurrence: Often forming dense stands in open forest, woodland or scrub; south from Queanbeyan at higher altitudes.
NSW subdivisions: ST, ?SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
AVH map***



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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