Pimelea humilis

Common name: 

Common Rice-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Murray Mallee, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (CDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sandy heathlands1

Flower description:

White trumpets1


Shrub to 30 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Young stems are densely hairy with prominent nodes. The inflorescence is terminal and is a many-flowered head. Each flower is a creamy white trumpet with two stamens protruding from the mouth1

Image of Pimelea humilis
Image of Pimelea humilis
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria