Euroa Guinea-flower  |  

Hibbertia humifusa subsp. erigens

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

The Euroa guinea-flower is a small, perennial shrub with branches up to 25 cm that grow horizontally and then rise at the tip (Toelken 1995). Branches bear simple or star-shaped hairs; leaves are narrow elliptic, 6-9 mm long, 1-3 mm wide (Murphy & Downe 2006). Flowers are bright yellow, and borne at the end of a 4-25 mm long, thread-like stalk that also bears a single bract on the lower third (Toelken 1995). The outer sepals are 4.2-7.5 mm long and 1.9-3 mm wide, covered sparsely to densely with star-shaped hairs under scattered simple hairs (Toelken 1995).

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Hibbertia humifusa subsp. erigens

    Fire Inappropriate Potential If fire frequency is too low to maintain an open fire regimes ground cover; the Euroa guinea flower may be at risk of being crowded out by competing plants; especially environmental weeds (Murphy Downe 2006).

    Fire o Fire intervals shorter than the time taken to reach reproductive maturity may threaten population persistence.