J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 19: 9 (2000) APNI
Spreading to decumbent shrubs, 30–80 cm high; branches tomentose. Vestiture of scattered deciduous silky simple hairs (rarely absent) over dense, usually more than 4-branched, stellate hairs. Leaves subsessile, linear to linear-lanceolate or elliptic, 4.3–13.6 mm long, 0.8–3.3 mm wide; tomentose on both surfaces, with long silky hairs along margins; acute to obtuse with central ridge continued into apex; margins revolute, ± level with and often remote from central ridge below. Flowers sessile, in terminal clusters of 1–7 on long shoots or rarely singly on short shoots, surrounded by and usually hidden within 3–7 broadened bract-like leaves, the uppermost 6–9 mm long; sepals 6.8–9.8 mm long, subequal, tomentose to villous; petals obovate, 7.1–13.5 mm long, yellow; stamens 14–24; filaments almost free to half-connate; carpels 2, velvety.
CVU, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, LoM, NIS, Wim. Also SA. Usually occurs on shallow, stony soils away from the coast, and mostly north of the Great Dividing Range (e.g. Mt Arapiles, Wedderburn, Whitfield, Warby Range) etc, but with southerly occurrences in Gippsland (e.g. Maffra area, Nowa Nowa–Buchan areas).
This species is closely allied to Hibbertia sericea (see note under that species), like other species in the Hibbertia sericea group, Hibbertia crinita is easily distinguished from Hibbertia riparia and associated taxa by the clustered flowers that are usually surrounded by several bracts, the recurved margins of the outer sepals, and tufts of hairs between the petals and stamens.
Hibbertia crinita was treated as Hibbertia incana in previous printed version of the Victorian flora (Toelken 1996). However, Hibbertia incana lacks simple hairs, and the under surface of leaves is largely concealed by the broad, raised central ridge and revolute margins (Toelken 2000).
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.
Toelken, H.R. (2000). Notes on Hibbertia (Dilleniaceae) 3. H. sericea and associated species., Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 19: 1–54.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|