Hibbertia virgata R.Br. ex DC.

Syst. Nat. 428 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect to (rarely) decumbent shrubs to 1.5 m tall; branches glabrous to tomentose. Vestiture of forward-directed, straight, crisped or coiled simple hairs. Leaves linear to rarely oblanceolate, 4.6–24.3 mm long, 0.5–3.2 mm wide, glabrous to densely sericeous; apex acute and recurved, becoming rounded or rarely truncate; margins spreading; central vein usually not apparent beneath. Flowers sessile, terminal mainly on short shoots with at least 2 bracts 1.2–3.5 mm long, each with a sheath longer than its leaf-like apex; sepals 5.4–9.8 mm long, unequal, glabrous, rarely puberulous towards apex; petals obovate, 5.8–12.2 mm long, bright yellow; stamens 15–20 in groups around the ovary; filaments free; carpels 3, glabrous. Flowers Aug.–Dec.

DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, OtR, Strz, WPro, Wim. Widespread on sandy soils in heathland and heathy woodland, common in mallee.

A very variable species with respect to the size of various organs and the denseness and texture of the tomentum. Plants growing in deep sand, such as coastal dunes, often have linear-oblanceolate leaves and flowers clustered at the apex.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-15
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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 virgata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia virgata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields 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
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native

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