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Pimelea brachyphylla 03.jpg
Pimelea brachyphylla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Thymelaeaceae
Genus: Pimelea
Banks & Sol. ex Gaertn.

About 80 species; see text

Flower bud of Pimelea nivea

Pimelea (often seen spelled Pimelia, which is the name of a genus of beetles) is a genus of plants belonging to the family Thymelaeaceae. There are about 80 species in the genus, which is native to Australia and New Zealand. Many of the species are poisonous to cattle and horses.[1]


Selected species[2]


  1. ^ "Strathmore Weed". Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Pimelea". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 

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