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Hibbertia tenuifolia Toelken
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia tenuifolia Toelken APNI*

Description: Decumbent subshrub to 0.2 m high, sparsely branched; branches wiry, pilose to pubescent. Hairs on all parts a mixture of short and long simple hairs, scarcely tubercle-based, usually antrorse.

Leaves with petiole 0.1–0.4 mm long; lamina more or less linear, 4.1–7.5 (-9.2) mm long, 0.6–0.9 mm wide, pubescent to almost scabrid; margin revolute; apex acute becoming rounded.

Flowers single, terminal usually on main branches; bracts linear, 4.3–5.4 mm long, 0.6–0.7 mm wide, leaf-like with margin recurved, pubescent. Calyx distinctly accrescent oblong-elliptic to more or less linear, 8.2–12.5 mm long, 2.1–3.4 mm wide (inner lobes shorter than outer lobes). Petals obovate-cuneate, 7.8–10.4 mm long, distinctly emarginate. Stamens 12–16, subequal, clustered to one side of ovary; filaments more or less basally connate; anthers oblong to broadly oblong, 1.4–1.7 mm long, dehiscing by apical pore and lateral slits. Carpels 2, hairy.

Fruit hairy with short simple hairs

Distribution and occurrence: Known only from 3 specimens in 1860s and 1870s in the New England region and adjoining QLD.
NSW subdivisions: NT
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered
AVH map***

This species is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.

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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