Common name: Twiggy Guinea Flower
Hibbertia virgata R.Br. ex DC. APNI*
Description: Erect or diffuse shrub to 150 cm high, stems with crinkly hairs; leaves sometimes appearing clustered owing to growth of short axillary shoots.
Leaves narrow-linear, 7–25 mm long, 0.5 mm wide, margins tightly involute, pubescent with crinkly hairs to ± glabrous.
Flowers axillary or terminal on short shoots, sessile. Sepals 5–6 mm long, ciliate. Petals 8 mm long. Stamens 10–12, surrounding carpels. Carpels 3, glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but not common, in heath on sandy soils. In coastal and inland areas; from Sydney district south.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A. W.A.
Text by G. J. Harden & J. Everett
|N.S.W. occurrences are: subsp. virgata|
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