Pimelea angustifolia facts for kids
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|Pimelea angustifolia in Kalbarri National Park|
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.
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.
It is not considered to be threatened at this time.
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