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Pimelea linifolia (Pimelea linifolia)


Pimelea linifolia is an Australian shrub, variously known as queen-of-the-bush and the slender or flax-leafed riceflower. It is widespread throughout the south and east of the continent and is toxic to livestock. The bark can be processed into fine strong thread for catching Agrotis infusa, the Bogong moth. This string, called a 'Bushman's bootlace', is produced by a traditional method that involves wetting, drying, beating and rolling the material.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Pimelea