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Hibbertia incana
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Hibbertia incana, commonly known as prickly Guinea-flower, is a small shrub that is native to Australia. It grows to between 0.2 and 1.5 metres high and has yellow flowers which appear between October and December in the species native range.

The species was formally described in 1838 by botanist John Lindley in Three Expeditions into the interior of Eastern Australia. It was first recorded by explorer Thomas Livingstone Mitchell in 1836 when he ascended Mount Hope in Victoria. Lindley gave it the name Pleurandra incana. Mitchell described the plant as "a new and very beautiful species of Pleurandra with the aspect of the yellow Cistus of the Algarves." The species was later transferred to the genus Hibbertia.

Hibbertia incana occurs in New South Wales and is presumed extinct in Victoria.

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