Hoogl., Kew Bull. 29:15 (1974).
Synonymy: Hibbertia stricta, Pleurandra riparia
Common name: --Pleurandra riparia R. Br. ex DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 1:419 (1817); H. stricta (R. Br. ex DC.)F. Muell. var. glabriuscula Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:27 (1863); H. stricta (R. Br. ex DC.)F. Muell. var. canescens Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:27 (1863), in part, but part of Bentham's concept of this taxon was transferred to H. cistoidea (Hook.)C. White by C. White, Proc. R. Soc. Qld 57:21 (1947); H. stricta var. stricta sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 576 (1952)
Low usually erect shrub or the longer branches drooping, usually under 50 cm high; branchlets closely stellate-pubescent to almost glabrous with scattered minute hairs; leaves linear often narrowly so, obtuse or subobtuse, 3-20 x 1-2 mm, scabrous above and below with simple or stellate hairs or almost glabrous or softly stellate-pubescent, the margins revolute to the broad prominent midrib.
Flowers usually c. 1-2 cm across, sessile or occasionally on peduncles up to 20 mm long; bracts at the base of the calyx usually 0, sometimes a few and usually 1 on the peduncle where this is produced; sepals c. 5-8 mm long, stellate-pubescent to glabrous or with a few or many often minute simple hairs or ciliate, the inner ones ovate, the outer narrower; petals yellow, notched, about as long as the sepals or longer; stamens 4-14, on one side of the carpels.
Carpels pubescent, 2, with 3-6 ovules in each.
Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 7; Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 496.
S.Aust.: SL, KI, SE. All States except N.T.
Flowering time: mainly July — Nov.
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