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Pimelea hewardiana (Pimelea hewardiana)


Pimelea hewardiana, also known as forked riceflower, is a shrub in the family Thymelaeaceae. The species is native to western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia. Plants are between 40 and 70 cm high and have leaves that are glabrous, narrow-elliptic and about 12mm long and 3mm wide. They have blunt tips and arranged in opposite pairs. Small, yellow tubular flowers appear between April and October in the species native range. The species is listed as "rare" on the Department of Sustainability and Environment's Advisory List of Rare Or Threatened Plants In Victoria.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Pimelea