Pimelea flava R.Br.

Prodr. 361 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub 0.3–2.5 m high; young stems hairy. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly elliptic to obovate or almost circular, 2–10 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, lower and upper surfaces usually similar in colour, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, erect, compact, a head of 9–many flowers; involucral bracts leaf-like, 2 or 4, petiolate, elliptic to broadly elliptic, 3–16 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, slightly or markedly larger than leaves, glabrous. Flowers unisexual, yellow or white, hairy outside, sparsely hairy inside floral tube; floral tube 2–6 mm long, style-portion of female flowers shorter than ovary-portion; sepals 1–3 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens shorter than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally; ovary distally hairy. Fruit dry, enclosed.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, SnM, VVP, Wim.

The species is characterised by relatively broad, elliptic to almost circular, glabrous leaves, and flowers which are hairy outside and inside and arranged in terminal heads.

Source: Entwisle, T.J. (1996). Thymelaeaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-09-03
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Thymelaeaceae
genus Pimelea
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pimelea flava in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea flava in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales