Pimelea pagophila Rye

Fl. Australia 18: 324 (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988

Shrub 0.3–1.2 m high; stems glabrous; nodes prominent. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly obovate to elliptic, 7–20 mm long, 2–5 mm wide, mid green, usually slightly paler on lower surface, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, usually pendulous, a many-flowered head; involucral bracts 4, 6 or 8, sessile, ovate or elliptic, 10–17 mm long, 6–9 mm wide, thin, glabrous, pale green or yellow-green, sometimes reddish. Flowers bisexual, white; floral tube 14–15 mm long, glabrous outside, hairy inside, style-portion longer than ovary-portion, circumscissile above ovary; sepals spreading, c. 4 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens usually longer than sepals; anthers opening somewhat laterally; style exserted. Fruit dry, enclosed. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

GGr. Endemic in Victoria. Known only from the Mt Wiliam Range.

Pimelea pagophila differs from P. linifolia in having thin, usually pale coloured involucral bracts and an externally glabrous floral tube.

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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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 pagophila in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea pagophila in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Greater Grampians present native

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