Pimelea Banks & Sol. ex Gaertn.

90 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories

Shrubs. Leaves simple, entire, alternate or opposite. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, variously arranged but often terminal and surrounded by an involucre of bracts sometimes different from the leaves. Floral tube cylindrical, usually circumsciss above the ovary; the upper part deciduous. Sepals 4. Stamens 2, inserted in the throat, Ovary 1-locular, enclosed in the floral tube but free from it; style elongated, simple. Fruit with a membranous epicarp, rarely succulent.