Hibbertia hermanniifolia DC. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub to 150 cm high, branches white- to rusty-tomentose with stellate hairs.
Leaves spathulate to cuneate, rarely oblanceolate, 5–30 mm long, 3–10 mm wide, apex mostly emarginate, base tapering, margins entire and recurved, upper surface ± greyish with long ± simple or sparsely-branched hairs, lower surface white- to rusty-tomentose with stellate hairs.
Flowers axillary, ± sessile (on SC specimens) or peduncle 12–16 mm long. Sepals 6–8 mm long, stellate-tomentose. Petals 6–7 mm long. Stamens 10–15 (sometimes a few reduced to staminodes), surrounding carpels. Carpels 2, hairy.
Flowering: spring to early autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Open forest on sandstone; confined to Bents Basin (Nepean R), Yarrowitch district and the coastal ranges south from Wadbilliga N.P.; rare.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RCa
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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