Hibbertia fasciculata var. prostrata (Hook.) Hook.f.

Fl. Tasman. 1: 14 (1855) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Spreading to decumbent shrubs with usually glabrous branches to 0.5 m long, lateral branches usually fascicled. Vestiture of forward-directed straight or crisped simple hairs. Leaves linear, 3–21.4 mm long, 0.3–0.7 mm wide, glabrous, puberulous or rarely tomentose; apex obtuse, erect to somewhat incurved; margins often incurved; lower surface usually strongly convex with central vein not showing. Flowers sessile, terminal, mainly on short shoots, with 2 triangular bracts 1.2–2.6 mm long; sepals 3.2–6.5 mm long, unequal, glabrous or rarely puberulous towards the apex; petals obovate, 3.4–12.6 mm long, bright yellow; stamens in groups around the ovary; filaments free; anthers 1–1.4 mm long; carpels 3, glabrous.  Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, OtP, OtR, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also Tas. A common species of sandy soils in heathland, heathy woodland and mallee communities.

The anthers, which are only 0.5–0.7 mm long in Hibbertia fasciculata var. fasciculata of New South Wales, are always much longer in Hibbertia fasciculata var. prostrata, a generally more vigorous plant with usually larger floral parts (see also Hoogland 1983, p. 3).

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