Hibbertia Andrews

110 species in Aust.; all states and territories

Shrubs, sometimes almost herbaceous, or climbers. Leaves spirally arranged, entire, often with the midrib prominent underneath; stipules minute or absent. Flowers solitary, terminal or apparently axillary, sessile in a whorl of floral leaves or pedicellate. Sepals 5. Petals 5, yellow. Stamens few or numerous, free or nearly so, sometimes all on one side of the carpels, sometimes some reduced to staminodes, hypogynous; anthers erect, oblong ovate or orbicular, opening by longitudinal slits or terminal pores. Carpels (1-) 2–5 free or nearly so, superior, usually with 2–6 ovules in each. Styles filiform. Fruit a follicle, usually dehiscent at the top. Seeds reniform or nearly globular with an entire or divided aril.