Hibbertia melhanioides F.Muell.
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1864) Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 4: 116. Type: Ad sinum marinum Rockinghams Bay secus rivulos et in montium silvaticorum decliviis. Dallachy.
Hibbertia melhanioides F.Muell. var. melhanioides, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): 976(1928), Type: ?.
Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1 m tall.
Leaf blades about 15-40 x 9-18 mm, petioles about 2 mm long. Underside of the leaf blade densely clothed in stellate hairs. Stellate hairs also present on the upper surface of the leaf blades, petioles and twigs. Apex of the leaf blade often mucronate. Lateral veins about 9-13 on each side of the midrib.
Pedicels about 5-7 mm long, clothed in stellate hairs. Calyx pubescent, clothed in stellate scales, lobes dimorphic, outer lobes about 10 mm long, inner lobes about 5-6 mm long. Petals about 8 mm long, glabrous, margins 'frilly'. Stamens about 25-30. Staminal filaments glabrous. Carpels two, densely hairy. Ovules 4 per carpel.
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Distribution and Ecology
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)
Shrub (woody or herbaceous, 1-6 m tall)