Pimelea latifolia subsp. altior—Broad-leaved Rice Flower—THYMELAEACEAE
Habitat— In Warm Temperate and Subtropical Rainforest and on margins of clearings in Sclerophyll Forest.
Distribution— North from Taree in New South Wales and into Queensland.
Description— Shrub to 2 meters.
Middle Brother National Park
Leaves.— Simple, opposite, margins entire, leaves densely and softly hairy on both surfaces. Elliptic to spatulate, usually 0.5 to 2 cm long, both surfaces hairy with fine, slightly tangled spreading hairs, apex acute to obtuse, base tapering to cuneate, thin and soft but firm; petiole 1 to 4 mm long.
Inflorescence.— Bisexual and female, 0.6 to 1.2 cm long, white, in heads, bracts absent of leaflike.
Flowering.— Throughout the year.
Fruit.— A drupe, ovoid, 2,5 to 5 mm long, greenish, in heads.
Ripe.—Throughout the year.