Hibbertia setifera Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 24: 62 (2010) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Erect to spreading, rarely decumbent, greyish shrubs to 0.5 m high; branches pubescent to tomentose. Vestiture of tubercle-based stellate hairs with few-many, often unequal branches, occasionally with shorter forked hairs. Leaves linear to linear-elliptic, (3.2–)4–7(–9.4) mm long, 1.1–1.4(–1.6) mm wide, pubescent to somewhat hirsute; apex obtuse; margins revolute, touching the slightly raised, broader central ridge; petiole 0–0.6 mm long; leaf axils lacking or with very short tufts of hair. Flowers sessile or subsessile, terminal, subtended by few linear-elliptic bracts 3.3–4.4 mm long; sepals 5.2–5.7 mm long, subequal, tomentose to hirsute, with many much larger stellate hairs over the top of small stellate hairs; petals obovate, 4.3–6 mm long, yellow; stamens (8–)9 in one cluster; filaments free to connate basally; carpels 2, tomentose.   Flowers Jun.­–Dec.

MuM. Also SA. Uncommon in Victoria, apparently restricted to the mallee.

The vestiture of this species resembles that of Hibbertia australis, with leaves and the calyx appearing somewhat hirsute due to the presence of robust stellate hairs over the top of a layer of small erect stellate hairs. However, hairs on leaves of H. australis are generally not as persistent, with older leaves tending to become glabrous or sparsely hairy. More importantly, H. australis has stalked flowers, while H. setifera has sessile flowers.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-06-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Dillenianae]
family Dilleniaceae
genus Hibbertia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibbertia setifera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia setifera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native

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South Australia