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Pimelea stricta (Pimelea stricta)


Erect shrub to 1.5 m high stems glabrous. Leaves narrow-elliptic, mostly 10–30 mm long and 1–4 mm wide, often drying greenish blue. Flowers in bracteate head; peduncle usually 1.5–10 mm long. Bracts 4, ± ovate, 5–13 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, inner surface glabrous, outer surface silky, often ciliate. Flowers 9–37 per head, ± creamy-white, 10–15 mm long, covered with short fine silky hairs with longer coarse hairs on the persistent hypanthium, inner surface glabrous. Fruit c. 5 mm long, green, enclosed in hypanthium base.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Pimelea