Alpine Riceflower

Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Pimelea
Species: ligustrina
Main Flower Colour: White


An attractive upright understorey shrub growing to 1 or 2m tall. The stems are glabrous.

Leaves oblanceolate or narrow-elliptic, mostly 15–90 mm long, 7–20 mm wide, tips acute to obtuse, glabrous except when very young, secondary veins distinct below.

Flowers in bracteate heads; peduncles mostly 5–60 mm long, glabrous or hairy. Bracts mostly 8, or 4, ± elliptic or ovate, 4–18 mm long, greenish to reddish brown and often varying in colour with age, glabrous or silky, often reflexed in fruit. Flowers 10–17 mm long, whitish, coarsely hairy.

Fruit 3–5 mm long, green.

It is endemic to south-eastern Australia

Flowering start in November and ends in January.


The main flower colour is white.

References 22 Dec 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 08 Mar 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

South Eastern Highlands (SEH)

Region Specifics

Brindabella Ranges ACT/NSW, high elevation.

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