Hibbertia dentata R.Br. ex DC.

Trailing Guinea-flower

Syst. Nat. 426 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Climbers with wiry, glabrous to pubescent branches to c. 2.5 m long. Vestiture of long simple tubercle-based hairs. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, 2.2–5.6 cm long, 0.9–2.8 cm wide, acute to acuminate, rarely obtuse; petiole 3–14 mm long; margins dentate-serrate to entire, flat or scarcely recurved. Flowers on peduncle 0.3–19 mm long, terminal on short shoots with a basal triangular bract 3–7 mm long; sepals 4–8 mm long, subequal, ovate, usually acuminate, pubescent mainly toward apex; petals obovate, 8–21 mm long, mid yellow; stamens numerous in a ring around the ovary; filaments connate basally; carpels 3, glabrous. Flowers Oct–Nov.

EGL, EGU, HFE, HSF. Also Qld, NSW. Confined to lowlands east from Orbost where occurring in moist open-forest, and sometimes rocky outcrop areas (e.g. Genoa Peak) with a single collection supposedly from the Avon Wilderness Area further west.

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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Dillenianae]
family Dilleniaceae
genus Hibbertia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibbertia dentata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia dentata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Far East present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory