Hibbertia procumbens (Labill.) DC.

Syst. Nat. 427 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate shrubs with glabrous to pubescent branches to 30 cm long, often mat-forming. Vestiture of forward-directed simple hairs often coiled or crisped. Leaves linear-elliptic, 3–19 mm long, 0.4–2.1 mm wide, glabrescent with hairs mainly along the margin; apex acute often becoming obtuse; upper surface furrowed above, convex below. Flowers sessile, terminal, with a cluster of 2–6 sheathing leaves with progressively reducing blades; sepals 5.3–10.5 mm long, unequal, glabrous to puberulous; petals obovate, 4–15 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 18–25 in groups around the ovary; filaments free; carpels 4 rarely 5 or 3, glabrous. Flowers Oct.–Dec.

EGL, GipP, Glep, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Occurring mainly in open sandy areas near the coast, usually in association with heathland, less commonly in forested areas. Plants from the Otways tend to have larger flowers than other populations and are mostly, if not always, 3-carpellate.

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: Neville Walsh, 2020-10-29
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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 procumbens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia procumbens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

State distribution

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New South Wales