Shrubs or climbers, often forming dense mats. Leaves alternate or clustered; stipules absent or minute. Flowers solitary, terminal or apparently axillary, stalked or stalkless in a whorl of leaves and bracts. Sepals 5, the 2 outer slightly overlapping the 3 inner. Petals 5, yellow to orange. Stamens few to many, either in a ring, or to one side of the flower or arranged into mostly 5 groups, some stamens may be sterile. Carpels 2-5, more or less free. Ovary superior, containing 2-6 ovules. Fruit a follicle splitting at the top.
This genus is currently under revision.
Cuttings, mostly softwood.
Shrubby and often mat-forming with yellow to orange flowers; stamens often formed into groups.
About 225 species from Australia, Madagascar and the Pacific Islands (represented in all Australian states with about 110 native species).
In view of the wide and variable range of Hibbertia available in cultivation the key should be used as a guide only.
Source: (1997). Dilleniaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.