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Species profile—Hibbertia monticola (mountain guinea flower)


Plantae (plants) → Equisetopsida (land plants) → DilleniaceaeHibbertia monticola (mountain guinea flower)

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Plantae (plants)
Equisetopsida (land plants)
Scientific name
Hibbertia monticola Stanley
Common name
mountain guinea flower
WildNet taxon ID
Nature Conservation Act 1992 (NCA) status
Near threatened
Conservation significant
Pest status
Short Notes
BRI 010446 (Holotype), 010445 (Isotype), status annotated by author
Hibbertia monticola is an erect shrub growing up to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are petiolate and exstipulate. The leaf blades are elliptic to obovate, 1.5 to 5 cm long and 2.5 to 12 mm wide. The leaf apex is obtuse, the base is narrowed to the petiole and the margin is recurved. There are thin, white loosely intertwined hairs along the midrib above and glabrous below. The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils and sessile. The sepals are 7 to 8 mm long, apiculate and conspicuously white ciliate along the margins. The petals are yellow, 6 to 12 mm long. The stamens are numerous, surrounding the carpels. There are 3 glabrous carpels (Stanley, 1984).
Hibbertia monticola is related to the H. linearis - H. obtusifolia group but it is easily separated by the white ciliate margins of the sepals (Stanley, 1984).
Hibbertia monticola is known from Carnarvon National Park; north of Brigooda (not conserved); Mount Mistake (just outside of Mount Mistake National Park); and Mount Barney National Park (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Distributional limits
-24.9067678, 147.9761257
-28.3122223, 152.751078
Range derivation
Range derived from extent of the taxon's verified records
Hibbertia monticola is usually found in rock crevices or on rocky slopes. Associated species include: Angophora leiocarpa, Eucalyptus phaeotricha woodland with a mid-dense shrub layer (Stanley, 1984; Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Status notes
Hibbertia monticola is listed as Near Threatened under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992
Occurs in the following Queensland pastoral districts: Burnett, Maranoa, Moreton (Queensland Herbarium, 2012).
Queensland Herbarium (2012). Specimen label information. Queensland Herbarium. Accessed 14/02/2012.
Stanley, T.D. (1984). A New Species of Hibbertia Dilleniaceae from Southeastern Queensland Australia. Austrobaileya 2, 27-8.
Profile author
Lynise Wearne (14/02/2012)

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This profile data is sourced from the QLD Wildlife Data API using the Get species by ID function used under CC-By 4.0.

This information is sourced from the WildNet database managed by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science.

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Last updated
8 March 2022