Pimelea neo-anglica—Poison Pimelea—THYMELAEACEAE

Pimelea neo-anglica

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Habitat— In Vine Thickets, Rainforest margins and open forest and woodland.

Distribution— North from the Woko National Park and west to Gunnedah district in New South Wales to the Bunya Mountains in Queensland.

Description— Shrub to 4 meters.

Local occurrences

Woko National Park

Leaves.— Simple, opposite, margins entire, leaves ±hairless, bark on twigs pulling away in long strips, very tough. Leaves Narrow–elliptic to elliptic, 0.5 to 4 cm long, apex acute, base tapering, margins ±flat, hairless, lateral veins prominent on lower surface; petiole 2 to 3 mm long.

Pimelea neo-anglica
Pimelea neo-anglica

Inflorescence.— Flowers unisexual, male and female flowers on sperate plants, 3 to 24 in terminal heads surrounded by bracts, lemon yellow.

Flowering.— Spring to Summer

Fruit.—A drupe, ovoid to globose, 3 to 6 mm long, orange–red, with remains of papery hypanthtium at base.

Ripe.—Late Summer to Autumn.

Pimelea neo-anglica