Plants of the Castlemaine District

Spiny Riceflower - native (Pimelea spinescens subsp. spinescens)


Family: Thymelaeaceae.


Occurrence: Rare, in basalt area grasslands on the Guildford Plateau.


VROTS: endangered. (Listed under the Fauna and Flora Guarantee Act.)

Since the discovery of this species during a landcare revegetaion project, it has also been found growing north of Bendigo. On the Guildford Plateau it is under severe threat from introduced grasses such as Phalaris.

Photo 1: Spiny Rice-flower. Guildford Plateau.