Common name: Hairy Guinea Flower
Hibbertia serpyllifolia DC. APNI*
Description: Decumbent or prostrate shrub with branches to 30 cm long, stems glabrous or hirsute.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 2–10 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, apex and base ± obtuse, margins revolute, lamina scabrous with simple hairs, either short or long and tubercle-based.
Flowers terminal, sessile or almost so. Sepals 4 mm long, glabrous except for ciliate margins, rarely sepals minutely hairy. Petals 5–6 mm long. Stamens 15–20, surrounding carpels; staminodes absent. Carpels 3, hairy.
Flowering: spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in heath on shallow sandy and granitic soils; south from Mt Kaputar area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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