Herb: Mallee Riceflower

Latin name: Pimelea microcephala

Family: Thymelaeaceae (Mezereum Family)

Edible parts of Mallee Riceflower:

Fruit. No more details are given.

Description of the plant:


4.5 m
(15 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Mainly on sandy soils.

Other uses of Mallee Riceflower:

A tough fibre obtained from the stems is used as a tying material and for cordage.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe in the autumn if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Give the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Cuttings of half-ripe wood with a heel, July/August in a frame. Softwood cuttings 5cm long in late spring.

Cultivation of Mallee Riceflower:

Mainly on sandy soils.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Pimelea microcephala:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.