J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 43:37 (1919).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Williamsons riceflower.
Bushy shrub to 0.3 m; stems covered with coarse antrorse white or colourless hairs; leaves elliptic, 2.5-16 mm long, 1-5 mm wide, acute to obtuse, covered on the lower surface with coarse antrorse white or colourless hairs and on the upper surface with fewer and finer hairs.
spikes terminal, to 6.5 cm long at maturity, dense but not crowded, with the rhachis densely covered with short coarse white hairs; peduncle to 16.5 mm long, similar in vestiture to the stem; involucral bracts absent; pedicels hairy; flowers bisexual, white, 3.5-5 mm long; perianth glabrous inside, covered outside with short fine white hairs, with additional long coarse brown patent hairs, constricted at the neck, circumscissile above the ovary after flowering.
Seed ventricose, hooked at the apex, glabrous, black, finely reticulate.
||Pimelea williamsonii twig and flower.
Image source: fig 449i in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: EP, MU, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: most of the year.
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