Pimelea axiflora subsp. alpina (F.Muell. ex Benth.) Threlfall

Alpine Bootlace-bush

Brunonia 5: 157 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub or subshrub 0.2–1 m high; stems glabrous. Leaves 3–18 mm long, 1–8 mm wide. Bracts glabrous, brown. Flowers sparsely to moderately hairy outside; female flowers with floral tube 3–5 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Feb.

EGU, HNF, HSF, SnM, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW. Grows in alpine to subalpine habitats, above 1500 m, usually in rocky areas.

Similar to subspecies axiflora but a small compact plant with thicker, smaller leaves, less hairy flowers and glabrous bracts. Plants growing near Mt Wellington (c. 25 km north-east of Licola) are somewhat intermediate between the 2 subspecies, having slightly to moderately hairy flowers, slightly hairy bracts and stiff leaves to 22 mm long.

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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pimelea axiflora subsp. alpina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea axiflora subsp. alpina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory