Hibbertia obtusifolia DC.

Syst. Nat. 429 (1817) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Shrubs with erect, spreading or rarely decumbent branches to 0.6 m long, pubescent to tomentose. Vestiture of usually crisped, forward-directed simple hairs. Leaves oblanceolate to oblong-obovate, 6–45 mm long, 1.5–14 mm wide, puberulous to tomentose or glabrescent; apex obtuse to truncate, rarely emarginate, mucro soon wearing off; central vein obscure. Flowers sessile, terminal on mainly short shoots with 2 or 3 obtuse oblong bracts 2.8–3.6 mm long; sepals 4.8–8.5 mm long, unequal, puberulous to pubescent; petals obovate, 6.6–16 mm long, pale to mid yellow; stamens 30 or more, arranged around ovary; filaments free; carpels 3, glabrous. Flowers Sep.–Dec.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP. Also Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas (?extinct). Common on shallow, often gravelly soils in drier, often elevated forest and woodlands chiefly in the east, but with western outliers in the southern Grampians and Bendigo Whipstick areas.

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 obtusifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia obtusifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory