Pimelea treyvaudii F.Muell. ex Ewart & B.Rees

Grey Rice-flower

Proc. Roy. Soc. Victoria, new ser., 24: 261 (1912) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrub 20–30 cm high; stems glabrous; nodes prominent. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, more or less narrowly elliptic, 6–37 mm long, 1–10 mm wide, concolorous or paler below, glabrous. Inflorescence terminal, a many-flowered head; receptacle well-developed; involucral bracts 9–11, sessile, narrowly ovate, narrower than subtending leaves, 6–15 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, glabrous outside, hairy inside, fringed at least toward base, cream at base, green above and sometimes purplish, persistent. Flowers bisexual, glabrous inside, white; floral tube c. 10–12 mm long, ovary-portion glabrous in basal half, with long antrorse hairs above, style-portion longer than ovary-portion, with medium-sized and minute hairs, circumscissile above ovary; sepals spreading, 3–5 mm long, glabrous inside; pedicel hairy; stamens shorter or longer than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally; style exserted. Fruit dry, enclosed. Flowers Oct.–Jan.

CVU, HNF, NIS, VAlp, VRiv. Also NSW, ACT. Grows in the far north-east (Strathbogie Ranges to Walwa area), often on dry rocky slopes.

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, 2018-10-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Malvales
family Thymelaeaceae
genus Pimelea
Higher taxa


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

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Australian Capital Territory