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Hibbertia simulans Toelken
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia simulans Toelken APNI*

Description: Shrub 0.3–0.8(-1) m high, much branched, pubescent, rarely villous below flowers; hairs consisting of few long and many short spreading simple hairs, often not obviously tubercle-based,

Leaves with axillary tuff of hairs elongating acropetally to 0.8 mm; petiole 0.2–0.5 mm long; lamina more or less linear to linear-triangular, (2.8-)3.5–6(-7.2) mm long, 0.7–1.5 mm wide; midvein broadened, usually recessed or rarely raised to level of revolute margin, sometime 'overtopping' apex, lower surface of lamina not visible; apex acute to subobtuse, sometimes recurved.

Flower single, terminal, often on short shoots; bracts more or less linear, 2.3–3.5 mm long, 0.25–0.5 mm wide. Calyx not accressent; indumentum dense and coarse. Petals obovate to broadly so, 5.8–8.6 mm long, often slightly emarginate, Stamens 8–10(-14), subequal, inserted to one side of carpels; filaments basally connate. Carpels 2, hairy.

Fruits villous with simple hairs.

Flowering: September–November

Distribution and occurrence: NWS, CWS, SWS, CT, ST

Occurs in scrub vegetation from tops of mouintains and in wetter areas in central and southern areas of New South Wales.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, CT, ST, NWS
AVH map***

Text by B.J. Conn (2010)
Taxon concept: H.R. Toelken (2000)

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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