Hibbertia spathulata subsp. spathulata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Shrubs to 1.5 m high, with spreading, tomentose branches. Vestiture of fine, many-branched stellate hairs of about equal size. Leaves sessile, oblanceolate-cuneate, obtriangular to spathulate, 3.2–14.5 mm long, 2.2–7.3 mm wide, tomentose to pubescent but hairs often fewer-branched above; apex truncate or slightly emarginate; ± folded along the midvein above; margins narrow, recurved. Flowers sessile, terminal on all branches, with one leaf-like bract 3–4.2 mm long subtending calyx; sepals 3.5–6.7 mm long, unequal, tomentose; petals obovate to oblanceolate, 6.5–11.8 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 4–9 and a few staminodes arranged around the ovary; filaments free; carpels 2, tomentose to villous. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

Rare, occurring in dry forest or woodland on shallow, stony soils in the catchment of the Snowy River between Suggan Buggan and Gelantipy.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-06-26
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-06