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Pimelea umbratica A.Cunn. ex Meisn.
Family Thymelaeaceae
Pimelea umbratica A.Cunn. ex Meisn. APNI*

Description: Much-branched shrub to 1 m high, stems brownish pubescent, glabrescent with age.

Leaves usually alternate, crowded towards the end of branches, mostly ± oblong to oblanceolate, 8–20 mm long, 3–6 mm wide, thick, dull green, with short fine antrorse hairs, from densely hairy to hairs restricted to midvein.

Flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters in axils of leaves and usually accompanied by new vegetative growth. Bracts absent. Flowers 12–14 mm long, pubescent, white. Anther connective wide.

Fruit ovoid, 3 mm long, green.


Distribution and occurrence: In shrubland on stony soils above rainforest; not common, confined to the Tweed and McPherson Ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC
Other Australian states: Qld
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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