Pimelea spicata R.Br. APNI*
Description: Slender decumbent or erect shrub to 50 cm high, stems glabrous.
Leaves narrow-elliptic to elliptic, 5–20 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, acute to obtuse.
Flowers in racemes compact when young, elongated and interrupted at maturity; peduncle to 14 mm long at maturity, glabrous; pedicels glabrous. Bracts absent. Involucre often apparently present in the bud owing to the closeness of stem leaves. Flowers bisexual, white often tinged with pink, 7–10 mm long, sepals sparsely hairy.
Fruit c. 2.5 mm long, green.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on the coast from Lansdowne to Shellharbour and inland to Penrith; rare.
NSW subdivisions: CC
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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