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Common name: Hoary guinea flower
Hibbertia obtusifolia DC. APNI*
Description: Erect or diffuse shrub to 60 cm high with stems and leaves greyish, shortly tomentose, stems usually glabrescent with age.
Leaves mostly oblanceolate to spathulate, occasionally linear or narrow-elliptic, mostly 10–30 mm long, 2–10 mm wide, apex obtuse, often with a mucro or emarginate, margins usually recurved.
Flowers sessile, terminal on short shoots or ± axillary. Sepals 7–9 mm long, glabrous to hairy. Petals 9–15 mm long. Stamens usually 30–40, surrounding carpels. Carpels 3, glabrous.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: This is an extremely variable species. Some specimens from Point Perpendicular have leaves sparsely covered with crinkly hairs. Widespread on sandy or gravelly soils.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett; Modified B.J. Conn (January 2011)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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