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Hibbertia cistiflora
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Hibbertia cistiflora subsp. cistiflora in Heathcote National Park in New South Wales.
Scientific classification

Hibbertia cistiflora, commonly known as Rock Rose Guinea-flower, is a shrub species that is native to eastern Australia. It grows to 100 cm high and has linear leaves to 10 mm long. Yellow flowers with five petals appear in spring.

The species was first formally described in 1956 by botanist Norman Wakefield. There are two recognised subspecies:

  • H. cistiflora N.A.Wakef. subsp. cistiflora from New South Wales.
  • H.cistiflora subsp. rostrata Toelken - described in 1995, the type specimen collected in the Grampians in Victoria. Hybrids with Hibbertia sericea have been recorded.
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