Common name: Hairy Guinea Flower
Hibbertia vestita Benth. APNI*
Description: Prostrate shrub to 30 cm high with long, trailing, villous stems.
Leaves ± oblong to lanceolate, 4–7 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, apex and base ± obtuse, villous to glabrous, margins recurved.
Flowers terminal, sessile, surrounded by lanceolate bracts c. 4 mm long. Sepals 6–8 mm long, villous, hairs simple. Petals 8–10 mm long. Stamens c. 30, surrounding carpels; staminodes present. Carpels 3, hairy.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in coastal heath or inland in dry sclerophyll forest on shallow, infertile soils; north from Wyong. Coastal populations have wider leaves and usually a more diffuse habit; inland populations have narrower and often hairier leaves.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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