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Julian's Hibbertia - 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 spanantha
Conservation status in NSW: Critically Endangered
Commonwealth status: Critically Endangered
Gazetted date: 02 Oct 2015
Profile last updated: 12 Mar 2023


Described in Toelken and A.F. Robinson (in litt. 2014)
Hibbertia sp. Turramurra (Hibbertia spanantha) is a decumbent shrublet up to 30cm high with moderately branched main branches and branchlets with simple hairs. Branches are wiry / woody, with long decurrent leaf bases. Leaves are linear to linear - oblanceolate and approximaly 6mm long x less than 1mm wide. Leaves are hairy when young, becoming rough later with down curved margins. Flowers are bright yellow and approximately 20mm in width.


Endemic to NSW where it is restricted to six known locations.

Habitat and ecology

  • Grows in forest with canopy species including Eucalyptus pilularis, E. resinifera, Corymbia gummifera and Angophora costata. The understorey is open with species of Poaceae, Orchidaceae, Fabaceae and Liliaceae.
  • Flowering in October and November, but with an odd flower throughout the year.
  • The soil is identified as a light clay occuring on a shale sandstone soil transition.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Recovery strategies

Activities to assist this species

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
Sydney BasinCumberland Known None
Sydney BasinPittwater Known None
Sydney BasinYengo Known None