Wakef., Victorian Nat. 72:118 (1955).
Synonymy: Hibbertia acicularis
Common name: None
Low almost glabrous branching procumbent shrub c. 30-50 cm high; leaves narrow-linear, tapering to a pungent deciduous mucro, with recurved margins such that only the broad midrib shows, scattered or clustered towards the ends of the branches, often spreading, 5-10 x up to 1 mm, glabrous or scabrous with minute scattered simple hairs above.
Flowers c. 8-10 mm across, sessile or subsessile; bracts at the base of the calyx several, lanceolate, ciliolate; sepals 5-6 mm long, glabrous; petals yellow, notched, longer or shorter than the sepals; stamens 4-8, on one side of the carpels.
Carpels 2, pubescent, usually with 4 ovules in each.
Image source: fig 200d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE. Vic.
Flowering time: July — Dec.
SA Distribution Map based
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The reflexed leaf margins and broad midrib resemble those of H. riparia. Because of variation in leaf apices these species are sometimes difficult to separate.
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