Pimelea curviflora var. sericea Benth.

Fl. Austral. 6: 31 (1873) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:

Establishment means:

Subshrubs, mostly to c. 30 cm high, often several stemmed from base and resprouting after fire etc. Leaves usually more or less concolorous, with appressed silky hairs, densely below, usually less densely (rarely glabrous) above. Hairs on floral tube appressed, to c. 0.5 mm long.

CVU, DunT, EGU, HNF, HSF, OtP, VVP, Wim. SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Locally common in grasslands and grassy woodlands of the volcanic and northern plains; present, but rather rare in montane woodlands in the east.

Pimelea curviflora vars. gracilis and sericea were combined under the name Pimelea curviflora var. 1 in vol 3, Flora of Victoria (1996) and earlier versions of VicFlora, but further investigation suggests that the two varieties, in the vast majority of cases, are readily distinguished.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2018-03-19
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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 curviflora var. sericea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea curviflora var. sericea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native