Pimelea linifolia subsp. caesia Threlfall

Brunonia 5: 142 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrub from prostrate to 0.5 m high. Leaves usually narrow elliptic or narrowly obovate, rarely elliptic, concolorous, glaucous or rarely mid green, 3–18 mm long, 1–6 mm wide; margins incurved. Inflorescence erect, 7–many-flowered; involucral bracts narrowly elliptic to ovate, 7–15 mm long, 3–9 mm wide, green. Flowers usually more than twice as long as bracts, white or pink; floral tube 9–14 mm long.  Flowers ? Oct.–Jan.

CVU, EGU, Gold, HNF, MuM, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT. Uncommon and mainly a high-mountain shrub in the northeast of Victoria, often in rocky locations.

Similar to P. glauca but bracts not fringed with hairs and persistent base of perianth not glabrous.

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

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory