Pimelea

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Pimelea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pimelea/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

Family

  • Thymelaeaceae

Species in genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
ovary
Lowest part of the carpel containing the ovules; later developing into the fruit.
decussate
Leaf arrangement where the leaves are in opposite pairs each pair at right angles to the preceding pair (as e.g. the scale leaves of Cupressaceae).
perianth
Calyx and corolla. Term used especially when petals and sepals are not easily distinguished from each other.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Pimelea' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pimelea/). Accessed 2020-08-09.

A genus of about eighty species of evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, ranging from the Philippines to Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Leaves usually opposite and often decussate. Flowers in terminal heads. Corolla, as in Daphne, consisting of a four-lobed perianth. Stamens two, inserted in the throat of the perianth. Ovary one-celled. Fruits small, dry or fleshy, containing a single stone.

The genus contains many decorative shrubs, not hardy with us. The species described here seems to be the only one grown out-of-doors, but P. traversii might not be too tender and seems worthy of trial (see Philipson and Hearn, Rock Garden Plants of the Southern Alps, pp. 104-5).

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