Hibbertia obtusifolia

Common name: 

Showy Guinea-flower

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Eastern Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DMNRSTUVWYZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Shallow, gravelly soils in dryer forests and woodlands1

Flower description:

Pale to mid yellow1


Shrub with erect or spreading branches to 0.6 m long1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species is a shrub. Flowers have 5 or more stamens that are found surrounding the carpels, rather than in a single group to one side. Leaf bases are flat and clasping, leaf margins are curved under and the leaves are not toothed or lobed1

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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