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Hibbertia spanantha Toelken & A.F.Rob.
Family Dilleniaceae
Common name: Julian’s Hibbertia

Hibbertia spanantha Toelken & A.F.Rob. APNI*

Synonyms: Hibbertia sp. Turramurra (A.F. Robinson s.n. NSW981514) APNI*

Description: Decumbent to sprawling subshrub to c. 30 cm high. Branchlets with simple hairs.

Leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, 4–8 mm long, up to 1 mm wide, green, covered with simple hairs on large tubercles; margin recurved; apex more or less obtuse.

Sessile, terminal. Calyx pale green, c. 5–8 mm long. Corolla yellow, 9–11 mm long. Stamens 13 (occasionally to 15), inserted to one side of ovaries. Carpels 2; ovary glabrous; style attached to each carpel.

Fruits: Not known.

Flowering: Sep–Nov

Distribution and occurrence: Central Coast (N.S.W.)
NSW subdivisions: CC

Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered
AVH map***

This species is very rare, only occurring near the suburbs of Turramurra, Macquarie Park and Beecroft in Sydney's Northern Suburbs. It is only known from three very small populations.

Text by A.E. Orme (2015)
Taxon concept: H. Toelken (2015)

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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