Woolly Rice-flower

Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Pimelea
Species: octophylla
Main Flower Colour: Cream

Description

Shrub 0.4–1 m high. Young stems densely hairy. Leaves alternate or sometimes subopposite, shortly petiolate, ±narrowly elliptic, with long white hairs on both surfaces when young, concolorous, silvery or medium green to dark bluish green; lamina 4–20 mm long, 1–5.5 mm wide. Inflorescence usually pendulous, compact, with 25 or more flowers; involucral bracts 6–12, ±narrowly ovate, usually 8–12 mm long and 2.5–4 mm wide, densely hairy, leaf-like in colour. Flowers bisexual or female, glabrous at extreme base outside, densely hairy above, cream to pale yellow. Hypanthium 11–14 mm long, circumscissile; ovary-portion with antrorse hairs; style-portion 8.5–11 mm long, with long and short spreading hairs outside, hairy inside. Sepals 2.5–4.5 mm long, glabrous inside. Stamens shorter than sepals; anther locules introrse. Ovary distally hairy.

Extends from the Eyre Peninsula, S.A., south-east to the Mornington Peninsula, Vic. Usually occurs in sandy soil. Flowers mainly Aug.–Feb. Map.

Identification

The main flower colour is cream.

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/abrs/online-resources/flora/stddisplay.xsql?pnid=46927Created: 04 Nov 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

Kanmantoo (KAN)

Region Specifics

Kangaroo Island

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