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Hibbertia cistoidea (Hook.) C.T.White
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia cistoidea (Hook.) C.T.White APNI*

Description: Erect shrub to 100 cm high, generally < 60 cm, branches usually stellate-hairy, often glabrescent with age.

Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 4–15 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, apex cuneate to emarginate, base tapering, margins ± recurved, both surfaces stellate-tomentose.

Flowers terminal on short shoots, peduncles 0–8 mm long, but usually > 3 mm long. Sepals 4–6 mm long, obtuse, ± velvety, hairs stellate. Petals 5–6 mm long. Stamens 6–12, on 1 side of carpels; staminodes present and often ± surrounding carpels. Carpels 2, hairy with simple and stellate hairs.

Flowering: spring to autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Not common, recorded from Bingara and Torrington areas in the north and from the Yerranderie to the Hunter Ra. in the south.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Qld
AVH map***

The southern specimens (CC & CT) have shorter leaves and ± sessile flowers and may be a separate taxon.

Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 Suppl. (1999)

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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