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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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.
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.