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Narrow-leaved pimelea
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Pimelea angustifolia in Kalbarri National Park
Scientific classification
Genus:
Pimelea
Species:
angustifolia
Synonyms

Pimelea angustifolia, commonly known as narrow-leaved pimelea, is a small upright, slender or open shrub with whitish, cream, yellow or pink flowers. It is endemic to Western Australia.

Description

Pimelea angustifolia is a small shrub 0.1–1 m (4 in–3 ft 3 in) high with smooth stems. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs on a short petiole, mostly linear or narrowly elliptic, smooth, mid-green throughout, 2–30 mm (0.08–1.18 in) long and 1–5 mm (0.04–0.20 in) wide.

Taxonomy and naming

Pimelea angustifolia was first formally described in 1810 by Robert Brown in his book Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van Diemen. The specific epithet (angustifolia) is from the Latin angustus meaning "narrow" and -folius meaning "-leaved".

Distribution and habitat

Narrow-leaved pimelea is a widespread species, it grows from Kalbarri, in coastal areas to the South Australian border and inland north of Kalgoorlie mostly on sand, sandy clay, lateritic rock locations in sand dunes, plains, ridges and occasionally in wetter sites.

Conservation status

It is not considered to be threatened at this time.

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