Twiggy Guinea-flower
Whole
Murray Mallee Region
Twiggy Guinea-flower
Petals & Sepals
 
                      
Twiggy Guinea-flower (Hibbertia virgata)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Guinea-flowers (Dilleniales)
Family: Dillenia (Dilleniaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Twiggy Guinea-flower (Hibbertia virgata)
This Photo:     🔍Buds & Flowers🔎

Thank you Dr Peter Lang for identifying, Dr Timothy Hammer for confirming the id and Dr Jennifer Gardner & Hannah and Grant for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
A very atypical specimen.
Small petals, short, woolly, curved, linear, convex leaves, small brown buds.
2 specimens in close proximity, in sand, looking the same.
Walking up to them we thought they were Eutaxia microphylla; clearly not of course.
Peter informed us these are under review and the name will likely change soon.

Copyright © 2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 21-Sep-2021
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)