Pimelea octophylla facts for kids
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|Flowers and leaves of a plant in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, Victoria|
Pimelea octophylla, commonly known as woolly riceflower or downy riceflower, is a shrub in the family Thymelaeaceae. The speciesis native to south-eastern Australia. It grows up to 1 metre high and produces cream to pale yellow terminal flowerheads with long white hairs. The flowerheads have 25 to 150 flowers . The leaves are 2 to 15 mm long and 0.5 to 5 mm wide.
The species was first formally described by botanist Robert Brown in Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae in 1810, from plant material that he collected from Arthurs Seat, Victoria in January 1804.
A number of former subspecies have been reclassified as follows:
- Pimelea octophylla subsp. ciliolaris Threlfall, is currently Pimelea ciliolaris (Threlfall) Rye
- Pimelea octophylla subsp. petraea Meisn., is currently Pimelea imbricata subsp. petrea (Meisn.) Rye
- Pimelea octophylla subsp. subvillefera Threlfall, is currently Pimelea subvellifera (Threlfall) Rye
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