Victorian Naturalist 72: 120 (1955) APNI
Remarks: Included in H. riparia in Flora of Victoria 3:312 (1996).
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|