Nomenclature
Scientific Name:
Pimelea sericeovillosa subsp. pulvinaris (C.J.Burrows) C.J.Burrows, New Zealand J. Bot. 49: 372 (2011)
Synonymy:
  • Pimelea pulvinaris C.J.Burrows, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand, Bot. 1: 219 (1962)
 Description

Low, compact, pale green cushion shrublet with tightly packed branchlets. Older stems usually not visible. Thick dead leaf cover on branchlets inside the cushion. Leaf hairs dense abaxially, moderately dense adaxially, white or greyish-white, straight, moderately dense adaxially. Flowers 1 or sometimes 2 per head. Fruits yellow or pale orange.

[Reproduced from Burrows (2011, New Zealand J. Bot. 49: 367–412) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

 Biostatus
Indigenous (Endemic)
 Bibliography
Burrows, C.J. 1962: Studies in Pimelea. II. Taxonomy of Some Mountain Species. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Botany 1: 217–223.
Burrows, C.J. 2011: Genus Pimelea (Thymelaeaceae) in New Zealand 5. The taxonomic treatment of five endemic species with both adaxial and abaxial leaf hair. New Zealand Journal of Botany 49(3): 367–412.
de Lange, P.J.; Norton, D.A.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Hitchmough, R.; Townsend, A.J. 2009: Threatened and uncommon plants of New Zealand (2008 revision). New Zealand Journal of Botany 47: 61–96. [as Pimelea pulvinaris C.J.Burrows] [Declining]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series No. 22. [Nationally Vulnerable]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Declining]