Hibbertia samaria Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 26: 59 (2013) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Decumbent or mat-forming shrubs; branches to 30 cm long, hirsute. Vestiture of forward-directed, long, simple or forked hairs over shorter stellate and/or simple hairs, longer hairs sometimes tubercle-based. Leaves linear, rarely linear-elliptic, (2.8–)4–7(–13.6) mm long, (0.8–)1–2(–2.3) mm wide, sparsely pubescent to pilose; petiole 0.2–0.6(–1) mm long; apex acute or obtuse with a tuft of hairs on the projecting central ridge; margins narrow, revolute, usually remote from the central ridge. Flowers on peduncles (3–)5–12(–20.4) mm long, terminal, with 1–3 linear-lanceolate to linear-elliptic bracts 1.5–2(–3.8) mm long, bracts distant from flower; sepals (5.2–)5.8–6.5(–7.7) mm long, unequal, pubescent; petals obovate, 6–15.8 mm long, yellow; stamens 10–15, filaments free but dilated and connate basally; carpels 3, hirsute. Flowers Oct.–Nov.(–May).

CVU, HNF, HSF, VAlp. Occurs in dry sclerophyll forest with sparsely grassy understory on rocky soils at Mt Samaria and along tributaries of the Macalister River.

Closely resembles Hibbertia porcata, but readily distinguished from H. porcata by the presence of stellate hairs on the lower leaf surface, calyx, and ovary.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-06-12
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-01-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Dillenianae]
family Dilleniaceae
genus Hibbertia
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibbertia samaria in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia samaria in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

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