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Pimelea lyallii
Scientific classification

Pimelea lyallii, commonly known as the Southern sand daphne, is a species of small shrub, of the family Thymelaeaceae.


Pimelea lyallii has a prostrate habit. Its stems grow up to 60 cm long, with leaves that are 5 to 7 mm long and 2 to 3 mm wide. Its flowers are hairy and white, and grow in clusters. The fruit it produces is also white.

Distribution and habitat

The species is endemic to New Zealand, and is more commonly found in the south. The shrub grows in coastal sand dunes and is often found partially covered in sand.

Conservation status

Pimelea lyallii is classified as at risk under the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS) due to being naturally uncommon.

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