Hibbertia australis N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 72: 120 (1955) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native


Included in H. riparia in Flora of Victoria 3:312 (1996).

Erect to spreading, rarely decumbent shrub to 0.6 m high; branches pubescent. Vestiture of tubercle-based stellate hairs with few-many, often unequal branches. Leaves linear, 4–16 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, pubescent to glabrescent; petiole 0–0.7 mm long; apex obtuse or rounded; margins broad, recurved, touching the slightly raised, broader central ridge. Flowers on peduncles 5–18(–25) mm long, terminal, but often on short shoots, subtended by 1–2 linear-lanceolate bract(s) 3–4 mm long; sepals 6–7.5 mm long, unequal, tomentose to hirsute, with much larger stellate hairs scattered over the top of small stellate hairs; petals obovate, 6–9 mm long, yellow; stamens 4–9 in one cluster; filaments free to connate basally; carpels 3, tomentose. Flowers Sept.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuM, VVP, Wim. Scattered throughout southern and western Victoria, occurs in a range of habitats, usually in wet or dry heath or woodland.

This species may be distinguished from Hibbertia riparia and allied taxa by the stalked flowers that are on peduncles that are at least 5 mm long, and the bracts that are clearly distinguished from leaves rather than leaf-like.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-06-16
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-27
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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 australis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia australis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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