Tasmania, this family includes Pimelea and Kelleria (=
Drapetes in the students flora). The family is characterised by tubular flowers arranged in loose heads of
few to many flowers. There are 1, 2
or 4 stamens. attached to the floral tube. The leaves of most species are opposite.
species are shrubs, although one species (Pimelea pygmaea)
is a cushion plant. Species occur in a range of forest, grassland
and heath environments. All Tasmanian species are native.