Pimelea

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Pimelea

Australian genus of poisonous annual herbs and perennial shrubs in the family Thymelaeaceae; cause two major syndromes: (1) generalized edema, called also St. George or Moree disease, caused in cattle only by a diterpenoid ester, simplexin; the syndrome is one of chronic, right-sided heart failure leading to hydrothorax, massive anasarca and jugular vein distention plus profound anemia and persistent diarrhea; (2) in species other than cattle the only sign is severe diarrhea and a fatal outcome caused by dihydroxycoumarin glycosides; toxic species include P. decora (Flinders poppy), P. elongata, P. flava, P. glauca, P. haematostachya (pimelea or red poppy), P. latifolia (P. altior), P. linifolia, P. microcephala, P. neo-anglica, P. pauciflora, P. prostrata (Strathmore weed), P. simplex, P. trichostachya. Called also many common names, mostly some variation on riceflower, flaxweed.
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Beetles such as Blaps, Pimelia and Timarcha are the most common ones.
Two species, Blaps gigas and Pimelia valdani dominate tenebrionid beetles while Chrysomelidae are represented mainly by Timarcha tenebricosa and beetles by Heliotaurus caeruleus, floricultural species and Tentyria interruptus, xerophilous species and psammophile very abundant in the steppe and desert arid and a varied regime of the same type as that of the Blaps [83,6].
Detailed data by species show clearly that Blaps gigas is most frequent in the whole reserve followed by Timarcha tenebricosa and Pimelia valdani.
They occur mainly in the genus Blaps, Erodius and Pimelia.
499 E bare ground 40%; Pimelia sericeo-villosa (native daphne), Gentiana corymbifera (snow gentian) and Agrostis capillaries 5% D2 44 00 13.
Flicking through the fieldnote book, the plant host genera, Callitris, Grevillea, Allocasuarina, Eremophila, Melaleuca, Leptospermum, Callistomen, Leschenaultia, Verticordia, Pimelia and Hibbertia stand out.
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With the aid of Mickey "Mite" Pimelia, a diminutive crook, he adjusts to life on two legs, dons a suit and wing tips, becomes a gangster, and soon hustles up the ladder of success in mid-20th-century Manhattan.