R. Br. ex DC., Reg. Veg. Syst. Nat. 1:428 (1817).
Synonymy: H. glandulosa Schldl., Linnaea 20:626 (1847); H. fasciculata R. Br. ex DC. var. crassifolia Benth., Fl. Aust. 1:33 (1863); H. virgata R. Br. ex DC. var. crassifolia (Benth.)J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 387 (1926); H. virgata R. Br. ex DC. var. incaria J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 43:36 (1919).
Common name: Twiggy guinea-flower.
Small slender glabrous or cobwebby-pubescent erect shrub often under 50 cm high; leaves linear-oblanceolate to linear, often subterete or channelled above, scattered or clustered, 7-30 x 1-2 mm, glabrous or covered by curly hairs,
Flowers 12-25 mm across, sessile; bracts at the base of the calyx 2 or 3 or rarely more, about half as long as the sepals, brown, sometimes terminating in short or leaf-like point, glabrous or pubescent; sepals 5-9 mm long, oblong to ovate, often mucronate and keeled towards the apex, with scarious margins; petals yellow, up to twice as long as the sepals, scarcely notched; stamens 10-12, all around the carpels.
Carpels 3, glabrous, with 2 ovules in each.
Image source: fig 200k in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 497.
S.Aust.: GT, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. W.Aust.; N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: July — Sept., generally earlier than most other species of Hibbertia.
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I have not found sufficient correlation between leaf length, shape and indumentum, which are the characters usually used to separate out variety crassifolia and am not, therefore, proposing its use at this stage.
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