Hibbertia humifusa F.Muell.

Pl. Victoria 1: 16, suppl. t. 1 (1862) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or decumbent shrubs with pubescent to glabrescent branches. Vestiture of tubercle-based simple hairs usually overlying stellate hairs. Leaves subsessile, linear-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, 4–14 mm long, 0.9–3 mm wide; apex obtuse, rarely acute, with terminal tuft of simple hairs; upper surface pubescent to glabrescent; margins narrow, revolute, scarcely raised above tomen-tose narrow central ridge. Flowers with peduncle 0–24 mm long, nodding after flowering, terminal on main shoots with one bract 2.2–3.7 mm long; sepals 3.3–9.4 mm long, accrescent, unequal, tomentose; petals obovate, 5.8–12.4.mm long, bright yellow; stamens 6–10 in one cluster; filaments usually free; carpels 2, tomentose.

CVU, DunT, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, VRiv, Wim.

Variable species with 3 subspecies, endemic in Victoria.

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.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibbertia humifusa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia humifusa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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