Hibbertia ericifolia subsp. ericifolia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs with erect, rarely decumbent or prostrate, branches to 0.6 m long. Vestiture of stems of forward-directed simple, tubercle-based hairs. Leaves oblong-elliptic, 1.5–6.5 mm long, 0.5–1.1 mm wide, shortly puberulous or with scattered tubercle-based hairs or simply tubercles; petiole 0.2–0.5 mm long; apex acute, usually decurved, glabrous or a short terminal tuft of hairs on projecting central ridge; margins narrow, revolute, usually raised above the midrib on lower surface, often the lower lamina quite obscured (at least on drying), but sometimes apparent. Flowers sessile, terminal on long and short shoots, subtended by 1(–3) lanceolate to spathulate bracts c. 1 mm long; sepals 3.3–6.1 mm long, unequal, glabrous or almost so; petals obovate, 3.8–8.4 mm long, yellow; stamens 12–24; filaments mostly free; carpels 3, villous. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

EGL, EGU, HNF, VAlp. Also NSW, Tas. Usually on shallow soils on rocky, montane to subalpine areas in the north-east (e.g. Mt Buffalo, Pine Mountain, Wulgulmerang, Bonang areas), but nearer sea-level in East Gippsland (Cann River, Genoa areas).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-06-09
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 ericifolia subsp. ericifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia ericifolia subsp. ericifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory