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Hibbertia empetrifolia (DC.) Hoogland subsp. empetrifolia Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia empetrifolia subsp. empetrifolia (DC.) Hoogland APNI*

Synonyms: Pleurandra empetrifolia DC. APNI*
Hibbertia empetrifolia subsp. uncinata Toelken APNI*

Description: Decumbent to spreading shrub to 60 cm high; stems wiry to trailing, pubescent with a few simple or stellate hairs.

Leaves generally oblong to oblanceolate, 5–7 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, apex ± rounded, rarely mucronate, base tapering, margins recurved to revolute; hairs often soon wearing off both surfaces, upper surface with simple and stellate hairs, lower surface with scattered simple often hooked hairs and stellate hairs usually restricted to midribs and near margins.

Flowers terminal, solitary, or rarely with 2 flowers; peduncle 2–10 mm long. Sepals 3–5 mm long, outer surface pubescent. Petals 3–6 mm long. Stamens 5–9, on one side of carpels.

Carpels 2, stellate-hairy.

Distribution and occurrence:

In woodland or sclerophyll forest, scrambling over other vegetation.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

H. empetrifolia (DC.) Hoogland subsp. uncinata Toelken has been described as a separate subspecies occurring in woodland in the Kulnura - Mangrove Mtn area, north of Sydney (CC). Flowers Sept.–Apr. This taxon is insufficiently understood and is sometimes difficult to recognise as the hairs on the upper surface of the leaf wear off and it is therefore difficult to see the characteristic hairs. As there are no recent collections (last collected 1965), it is felt that this subspecies needs further investigation.

The single subspecies in NSW. Characters and distribution as for the species in NSW.

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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