Hibbertia rufa N.A.Wakef.

Victorian Naturalist 72: 119 (1955) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Weak shrub with prostrate to scrambling, wiry, puberulous branches, sometimes rooting at nodes. Vestiture of appressed tubercle-based simple hairs. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 3.1–8 mm long, 0.8–1.4 mm wide, puberulous to glabrous; apex acute to obtuse with terminal tuft of hairs; petioles 0.2–0.5 mm long; margins narrow, revolute, level with or higher than glabrous broad central ridge below. Flowers on peduncle 3–20 mm long, terminal mainly on short shoots with 3 lanceolate obtuse bracts 0.8–1.2 mm long at the base; sepals 3.1–3.6 mm long, unequal, glabrous; petals obovate, 4–6.4 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 3 or 4; filaments largely connate; carpels 2, glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria localized near Genoa in the far east, where mainly occurring on swamp margins and in wet heathy vegetation.

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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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 rufa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia rufa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales