Pimelea ligustrina Labill.

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 9, fig. 3 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub 0.2–3 m high; stems glabrous or sparsely hairy near inflorescence; nodes prominent. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, narrowly to broadly elliptic to lanceolate, 6–80 mm long, 2–25 mm wide, lower surface paler than upper, glabrous (except when very young); margins slightly recurved; lateral veins prominent below. Inflorescence terminal, a many-flowered head; involucral bracts 4–8, sessile, lanceolate to broadly elliptic, smaller than subtending leaves, 5–18 mm long, 3–14 mm wide, glabrous outside, at least partially hairy inside, fringed, persistent. Flowers bisexual or female, densely hairy outside, glabrous inside, white, rarely pinkish; floral tube 5–13 mm long, shortly hairy outside, ovary-portion also with long hairs, style-portion longer than ovary-portion, circumscissile above ovary; sepals spreading, 1–5 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens slightly shorter or slightly longer than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally; style exserted. Fruit dry, enclosed.

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro.

The species is characterized by usually large leaves with prominent venation on undersurface and slightly recurved margins.

2 of 3 subspecies occur in Victoria. There is some intergradation between the 2 Victorian subspecies, but they rarely occur in the same habitat.

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 ligustrina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea ligustrina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory