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Pimelea stricta Meisn.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea stricta Meisn. APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 1.5 m high, stems glabrous.

Leaves narrow-elliptic, mostly 10–30 mm long and 1–4 mm wide, often drying greenish blue.

Flowers in bracteate head; peduncle usually 1.5–10 mm long. Bracts 4, ± ovate, 5–13 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, inner surface glabrous, outer surface silky, often ciliate. Flowers 9–37 per head, ± creamy-white, 10–15 mm long, covered with short fine silky hairs with longer coarse hairs on the persistent hypanthium, inner surface glabrous.

Fruit c. 5 mm long, green, enclosed in hypanthium base.


Habit
Photo Tanja Lenz

Distribution and occurrence: In open woodland, in mallee or on sandhills.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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