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Hibbertia acicularis (Labill.) F.Muell.
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia acicularis (Labill.) F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Diffuse, prostrate or erect shrub 30–150 cm high, stems glabrous.

Leaves linear or narrow-elliptic, 6–40 mm long (mostly < 20), 0.5–2 mm wide, apex pungent or rarely acute and not pungent, margins recurved and ± concealing lower papillose surface of lamina, otherwise ± glabrous.

Flowers axillary, peduncles 2–10 mm long. Sepals 4–6 mm long, glabrous to sparsely hairy with ± hooked hairs. Petals 8–11 mm long. Stamens 6–8, on 1 side of carpels. Carpels 2, usually densely hairy or rarely glabrous (in some CWS specimens).


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flowering: spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath and dry forest on infertile sands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
AVH map***

Specimens with longer leaves (20–-35 mm long) and apex acute but not pungent have been recorded in CWS and CC; carpels either glabrous (in CWS specimens) or hairy (CC specimen).

Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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