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Hibbertia linearis DC.
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia linearis DC. APNI*

Description: Erect or diffuse shrub 50–200 cm high; stems glabrous except for young branches.

Leaves linear-oblong to obovate, mostly 8–30 mm long, 1–5 mm wide, apex obtuse, acuminate or with several notches, glabrous or pubescent, with no obvious petiole.

Flowers terminal or axillary, sessile or peduncles 2–3 mm long. Sepals 5–6 mm long, typically glabrous, rarely sparsely hairy. Petals 8–10 mm long. Stamens 15–25, surrounding carpels. Carpels usually 3, glabrous.


Flower
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Other photo
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: mainly spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath and dry sclerophyll forest on sands; north from the Vic. border. This taxon is extremely variable.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

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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