Pimelea flava subsp. dichotoma (Schltdl.) Threlfall

Diosma Rice-flower

Brunonia 5: 169 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub 0.3–0.5(–1) m high. Leaves leathery. Involucral bracts usually elliptic, 3–11 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, usually not much larger than leaves, leaf-like in colour. Flowers white; floral tube circumscissile above ovary in fruit. Flowers Jun.–Feb.

EGU, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, SnM, Wim. Also SA, NSW. Extending from the northern mallee to the Grampians, mostly in mallee shrubland in sand or heavier soil, with outlying population on limestone-derived soil near Omeo in north-eastern Victoria.

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 flava subsp. dichotoma in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea flava subsp. dichotoma in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales