Nature conservation

Threatened species

Tree Guinea Flower - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Hibbertia hexandra
Conservation status in NSW: Endangered
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Profile last updated: 21 Nov 2018


Tree Guinea Flower grows as a tall shrub to small tree with star-shaped hair-clusters on the branches. The leaves are elliptical and alternate, 20 – 60 mm long and 5 – 15 mm wide with rounded tips. Showy yellow flowers with 5 petals are produced in spring. The fruit is a dry pod, splitting at the top to expose the seeds.


The main occurrence of Tree Guinea Flower is in the coastal ranges of the Mount Warning area of north-east NSW including Mt Warning and Nightcap National Parks. However, there is an important separate occurrence in the Wauchope–Kendall area, which may be a new species.

Habitat and ecology

  • Tree Guinea Flower typically grows in heath, open forest or rainforest.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW North CoastComboyne Plateau Known None
NSW North CoastMacleay Hastings Known None
NSW North CoastUpper Manning Known None
South Eastern QueenslandScenic Rim Known None