Pimelea linifolia

Common Name:

Slender Rice-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

?Murray Mallee, ?Lowan Mallee, ?Wimmera, Gippsland Highlands Grampians, Wilsons Promontory (BCDEHJKMNPRSTVWXZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

A range of habitats 1

Flower Description:

Pink or yellow 1


Shrub to 1.5 m high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Pimelea linifolia has leaves to 25 mm long and stems that are not hairy. Bracts subtending the inflorescence are often tinged red 2
Only Pimelea linifolia subsp. linoides and Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia are present at the Prom. Leaves are linear in subsp. linoides and narrowly elliptic in subsp. linifolia 1


Image: Freya Thomas

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Subsp. caesia and subsp. linoides are rare in Victoria


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