Hibbertia sessiliflora Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 16: 69 (1995) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Shrubs with spreading to decumbent, puberulous wiry branches to c. 0.5 m long. Vestiture of coarse tubercle-based simple hairs over stellate hairs. Leaves linear-elliptic to linear-lanceolate, 3.6–9.6 mm long, 1.2–3.2 mm wide; petiole 0.3–0.6 mm long; apex obtuse with tuft of simple hairs; upper surface puberulous to glabrescent; margins revolute, raised well above the narrow central vein with stellate-tomentum and scattered simple hairs. Flowers sessile, terminal mainly on short shoots with 3 or more densely hairy triangular bracts 1.2–1.5 mm long; sepals 5.4–6.3 mm long, subequal, with coarse simple hairs over finer stellate ones; petals obovate, 3.8–9.6 mm long, mid to bright yellow; stamens 4–6 in one cluster; filaments free; carpels 2, villous. Flowers Oct.–Nov.

DunT, Glep, Wim. Also SA. Occurring in seasonally wet heathland and heathy woodland in the Edenhope-Dartmoor area to the South Australian border.

Hibbertia sessiliflora has, like H. humifusa, pronounced axillary hair tufts on leaves below the flowers.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Hibbertia sessiliflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Hibbertia sessiliflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Dundas Tablelands present native

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South Australia