Hibbertia torulosa Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 16: 71 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Shrubs to c. 60 cm high, with numerous spreading pubescent knobby branches. Vestiture of fine tubercle-based hairs usually simple over stellate hairs with up to 4 branches. Leaves linear, 1.9–6.2 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, puberulous; petiole 0–0.25 mm long; apex obtuse with tuft of hairs on protruding central ridge; margins broad, revolute, touching recessed broader central ridge below. Flowers subsessile, terminal on all branches, with linear-triangular bract 0.8–1.3 mm long; sepals 3.8–5.4 mm long, unequal, pubescent toward apex; petals obovate, 4.8–7.6 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 6 in one cluster; filaments free; carpels 2, villous to tomentose. Flowers all year (in cultivation).

Apparently endemic in Victoria. Known only from the type collection from moist heathland near Bemm River township.

Superficially similar to H. ericifolia, but distinguished by stamens in one group and by the presence of tubercle-based stellate hairs on leaves and branches.

Source: Toelken, H.R. (1996). Dilleniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Dillenianae]
family Dilleniaceae
genus Hibbertia
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