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Pimelea linifolia

Slender Rice Flower at Majura, ACT

Pimelea linifolia at Majura, ACT - 22 Sep 2021
Pimelea linifolia at Majura, ACT - 22 Sep 2021
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Pimelea linifolia 22 Sep 2021 Tapirlord
Pimelea linifolia 22 Sep 2021 mcosgrove
Unidentified 22 Sep 2021 abread111

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in a damp area at the edge of the road, some Drosera close by

5 comments

waltraud wrote:
   25 Sep 2021
the Census of Vascular plants of the ACT lists 2 subspecies P. linifolia subsp. linifolia, Slender Riceflower and P. linifolia subsp. caesia, Small Slender Riceflower. Would it be possible to id the subspecies based on the photographs? So far the subspecies linifolia has been id-ed on Mt Ainslie ie south of Blue Metal Road.
Tapirlord wrote:
   25 Sep 2021
hi waltraud, it is indeed possible to id pimelea linifolia to subspecies level. subsp. caesia has triangular flowers bracts while those of sub linifolia are ovular. the bracts of linifolia are often reddish in colour, whereas caesia is often blueish, but that's more of a generalisation. caesia only has 7-21 flowers per head whereas linifolia may have almost 50.
there is also a third subsp, collina, which is much rarer and also has more triangular bracts and up to 50 flowers per head. i believe it's known from the mt majura area see. Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower)

good time to go looking for the pimeleas if you'rere interested in documenting the subsp distribution on mt majura. :).
abread111 wrote:
   26 Sep 2021
thanks for the tips on identity of subspecies - hard to do as the descriptions at the plantnet key have a lot of words like "sometimes", "often", "usually", and the sighting of subsp. collina is not clear cut - see more photos from the same location as the collina one at Pimelea linifolia (Slender Rice Flower) (i think it is more likely to be subsp linifolia because of width of leaves and bracts, reddish colour of bracts.)
waltraud wrote:
   26 Sep 2021
Many thanks Tapirlord
See Barbs comment at the P linifolia subsp collina record you mentioned above. I wonder whether to collect a sample (flower head with bracts) for id from the "collina"? The Census of Vascular Plants of the ACT doesn't have the collina subspecies included so it would be important to clarify.
waltraud wrote:
   27 Sep 2021
The above-mentioned subspecies collina has been corrected. Thanks everyone
w

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Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 21 Aug 2021 by WalterEgo Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Majura, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by JaneR Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Majura, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by alex_watt Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Majura, ACT - 24 May 2020 by WalterEgo Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2019 by PeterR Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell Einadia hastata (Berry Saltbush) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Majura, ACT - 6 Dec 2018 by WalterEgo Asplenium flabellifolium (Necklace fern) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo Drosera sp. (A Sundew) at Majura, ACT - 23 Aug 2016 by petersan Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Majura, ACT - 23 Aug 2016 by petersan Dichondra repens (Kidney Weed) at Majura, ACT - 12 Sep 2015 by MattM Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 22 Sep 2013 by waltraud
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 21 Aug 2021 by WalterEgo
Pimelea linifolia subsp. linifolia (Queen of the Bush, Slender Rice-flower) at Majura, ACT - 2 Aug 2021 by JaneR
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt
Brachychiton populneus subsp. populneus (Kurrajong) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt
Allocasuarina verticillata (Drooping Sheoak) at Majura, ACT - 22 Jan 2021 by alex_watt
Eucalyptus blakelyi (Blakely's Red Gum) at Majura, ACT - 17 Jan 2021 by alex_watt
Dianella revoluta var. revoluta (Black-Anther Flax Lily) at Majura, ACT - 24 May 2020 by WalterEgo
Daviesia genistifolia (Broom Bitter Pea) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2019 by PeterR
Cynoglossum australe (Australian Forget-me-not) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Einadia hastata (Berry Saltbush) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Cheilanthes austrotenuifolia (Rock Fern) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 15 May 2019 by JanetRussell
Petaurus breviceps (Sugar Glider) at Majura, ACT - 6 Dec 2018 by WalterEgo
Asplenium flabellifolium (Necklace fern) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo
Ctenotus taeniolatus (Copper-tailed Skink) at Majura, ACT - 24 Sep 2017 by WalterEgo
Drosera sp. (A Sundew) at Majura, ACT - 23 Aug 2016 by petersan
Wurmbea dioica subsp. dioica (Early Nancy) at Majura, ACT - 23 Aug 2016 by petersan
Dichondra repens (Kidney Weed) at Majura, ACT - 12 Sep 2015 by MattM
Stypandra glauca (Nodding Blue Lily) at Majura, ACT - 22 Sep 2013 by waltraud

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 22 Sep 2021 12:46 PM Recorded on
  • abread111 Recorded by

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  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height
  • True In flower

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