Hibbertia aspera

Common name: 

Rough Guinea-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKSTWZ) also SA, Qld, NSW

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Near-coastal heath, woodland or open-forest1

Flower description:



Spreading shrub to 70 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The undersurface of the leaves are densely hairy with star shaped hairs (these can be observed with a hand lens or microscope)

Image of Hibbertia aspera
Image of Hibbertia aspera
Image of Hibbertia aspera Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria