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Hibbertia crinita Toelken
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia crinita Toelken APNI*

Synonyms: Hibbertia incana (Lindl.) Toelken APNI*

Description: Spreading, much branched shrubs to c. 1.5 m high; branches with a soft tomentum of stellate hairs with long silky hairs above them.

Leaves linear to linear-triangular, 5–14 mm long, 1.7–2.5 mm wide, apex, obtuse or rounded, margins revolute; both surface softly stellate-tomentose and overtopped by longer silky hairs, upper surface sometimes glabrescent.

Flowers sessile, in terminal clusters of 1–7, sometimes up to 12, surrounded by broadened leaf-like bracts and subtended by smaller leaf-like bracts 3.4–8.2 mm long, with recurved margins. Sepals 6–12 mm long, stellate-tomentose and overtopped with longer silky hairs. Petals 4.5–13.5 mm long. Stamens 8–16, on one side of carpels. Carpels 2, densely hairy.

Flowering: Aug–Nov

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread throughout central NSW, Victoria, and South Australia

In heath and dry sclerophyll woodland and forest, but often associated with granite or sandstone outcrops.
NSW subdivisions: CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
AVH map***

This species is part of the H. sericea complex. It has been known as H. incana.

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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