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
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Near-coastal heath, woodland or open-forest 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Spreading shrub to 70 cm high 1

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: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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