Pimelea latifolia subsp. altior—Broad-leaved Rice Flower—THYMELAEACEAE

Pimelea latifolia subsp. altior

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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.

Local occurrences

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.

Pimelea latifolia subsp. altior
Pimelea latifolia subsp. altior

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.