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Hibbertia bracteata (R.Br. ex DC.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect diffuse shrub to 100 cm high; branches glabrous except for pubescent young shoots.
Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, 1–3 cm long, 4–7 mm wide, apex ± mucronate, base tapering, margins entire and flat or slightly recurved, lamina glabrous or minutely silky.
Flowers terminal or axillary, sessile, surrounded by bracts. Sepals 12–15 mm long, densely silky. Petals c. 10 mm long. Stamens c. 16, on 1 side of carpels. Carpels 2, silky.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath and dry sclerophyll forest in the Sydney district and the Blue Mtns.
In heath and dry sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)
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