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Pimelea penicillaris F.Muell.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea penicillaris F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Erect dioecious shrub to 2 m high, stems velvety with white hairs, glabrescent with age.

Leaves alternate, usually elliptic to obovate, 5–19 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, often recurved, silvery, silky on both surfaces.

Flowers in bracteate heads; peduncles 3–8 mm long, velvety. Bracts 6–12, broad-ovate, silky. Male heads 50–100-flowered, female heads 25–70-flowered. Flowers 7–10 mm long, ± tomentose, yellow, drying tan.

Fruit green, c. 5 mm long.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy soils, widespread inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A. N.T.
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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