Pimelea phylicoides

Common name: 

Heath Rice-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Wilsons Promontory (BCDEJ?KNPST) also SA, Tas

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

Sandy soil1

Flower description:



Shrub 20-50 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Young stems are densely hairy and nodes are prominent. Leaves are to 8 mm long by 3 mm wide glabrous above and hairy below. Inflorescence is terminal with 3-6 involucral bracts that are 1-4 mm long1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria