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Pimelea microcephala (Pimelea microcephala microcephala)


Pimelea microcephala (mallee riceflower or shrubby riceflower) is a dioecious shrub in the family Thymelaeaceae, native to Australia. It grows up to 4 metres high and produces greenish-yellow flowerheads. The male flowerheads have 13 to 100 flowers while the female flowerheads have 7 to 12. The leaves are 7 to 40 mm long and 1 to 4 mm wide.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Pimelea