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Hibbertia empetrifolia (DC.) Hoogland
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia empetrifolia (DC.) Hoogland APNI*

Description: Decumbent to spreading shrub to 60 cm high; stems wiry to trailing, pubescent with a few simple or stellate hairs.

Leaves generally oblong to oblanceolate, 5–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex ± rounded, rarely mucronate, base tapering, margins recurved to revolute; hairs often soon wearing off both surfaces, upper surface with simple and stellate hairs, lower surface with scattered simple often hooked hairs and stellate hairs usually restricted to midribs and near margins.

Flowers terminal, solitary, or rarely 2 flowers terminal; peduncle 2–10 mm long. Sepals 3–5 mm long, outer surface pubescent. Petals 3–6 mm long. Stamens 5–9, on one side of carpels. Carpels 2, stellate-hairy.


Photo © ANBG

Flowering: Flowers most of the year.

Distribution and occurrence: In woodland or sclerophyll forest, scrambling over other vegetation.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept:

N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. empetrifolia

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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