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Family: Dilleniaceae
Hibbertia prostrata

Citation: Hook., J. Bot.(Hooker) 1:246 (1834).

Synonymy: H. fasciculata R. Br. ex DC. var. pubigera Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:33 (1863).

Common name: Bundled guinea-flower.

Small procumbent or erect slender shrub, with pubescent branchlets, to 50 cm high; leaves clustered, crowded, filiform, flattish above, convex or flattish beneath, 4-20 x 0.5-1.5 mm, more or less hairy, sometimes silky-villous.

Flowers usually 10-20 mm across, sessile; bracts at the base of the sepals usually 1, small or none except a few reduced leaves under the calyx; sepals ovate-oblong, mucronate, 5-7 mm long, glabrous or pubescent especially towards the base, sometimes strongly ciliate; petals yellow, notched or not, shorter than or rarely up to twice as long as the sepals; stamens 8-12, placed all round the carpels.

Carpels 2, glabrous, with 2 or 4 ovules in each.

image of FSA1_Hibbertia_pro.jpg Hibbertia prostrata
Image source: fig figg in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 39.

Distribution:    Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: at all times of the year.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Several distinct, but apparently undescribed, forms are included here. Two were recognised by J. Black as H. fasciculata var. fasciculata and var. pubigera, but it has been pointed out by Hoogland (1983) A.S.B.S. Newsl. 34:3 that the name H. fasciculata should be restricted to a species in Qld and N.S.W.

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