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Hibbertia woronorana Toelken
Family Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia woronorana Toelken APNI*

Description: Much-branched shrublets up to 1 m tall, with stiff woody main branches and stems; distal branches wiry and with decurrent leaf bases, purplish-red, glabrous.

Petiole 0.2–0.7 mm long, lamina linear-lanceolate to linear when revolute margins are strongly recurved, 5.3–11.3 mm long, 0.45–0.85 mm wide, with apex drawn into terminal bristle, glabrous.

Flowers single, terminal, becoming ± leaf opposed mainly along main shoots. Calyx scarcely accrescent, glabrous. Petals oblanceolate to oblong-oblanceolate. Stamens (4) 5 or 6. Ovary obovoid, tomentose to pubescent, with 2 (-4) ovules; stigma well above the anthers.

Fruit usually puberulous.

Flowering: Flowers September to December.

Distribution and occurrence: Restricted to the lower reaches of the Woronora River on Central Coast of NSW.

Growing on rocky sandstone slopes in sclerophyll forest.
NSW subdivisions: CC
AVH map***

This species is superficially very similar to H. acicularis, but the whole plant including the calyx, is glabrous.

Text by Louisa Murray
Taxon concept: H.R. Toelken & R.T. Miller (2011) J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 25

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