Pimelea axiflora F.Muell ex Meisn.

Linnaea 26: 345 (1854)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrub or subshrub 0.2–3 m high; stems glabrous or hairy. Leaves opposite, shortly petiolate, linear to oblong-elliptic, 3–75 mm long, 1–12 mm wide, mid green on upper surface, paler below, glabrous. Inflorescence axillary, a head of 2–10 flowers; involucral bracts papery, 2–4 (rarely 6), petiolate, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, mostly 2–7 mm long and 1–3 mm wide, entirely glabrous or hairy outside, brown or green, subtended by minute bracts. Flowers unisexual, white or whitish, hairy outside, glabrous inside; floral tube 2–6 mm long, style-portion of female flowers shorter than ovary-portion; sepals 1–3 mm long; pedicel hairy; stamens shorter than sepals; anthers opening laterally or somewhat laterally. Fruit dry, enclosed or with apex protruding, floral tube circumscissile above ovary or irregularly splitting lower down.

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

3 subspecies, 2 occurring in 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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Pimelea axiflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pimelea axiflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
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
Northern Inland Slopes 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
Strzelecki 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