Dillenia humilis Donn
Dillenia integra Moench
Dillenia scandens Willd.
Dillenia turneriflora Ker Gawl.
Dillenia volubilis (Andr.) Vent.
Hibbertia volubilis Andrews
Common Name: Golden Guinea Vine
Hibbertia scandens is a vigorous, scrambling evergreen plant with stems usually around 2 - 5 metres long, though the plant can grow considerably taller if it grows into nearby trees[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials. Valued particularly for its large yellow flowers and long flowering season, the plant is often grown as an ornamental, where it can also be used to create a dense ground cover or a screen.
Australasia - New Guinea, eastern Australia (Queensland, northern New South Wales)
Coastal dunes in heath, Eucalypt forests and rainforest edges[
]. Found in a wide range of habitats from sheltered mountain gullies to exposed sand dunes on the coast[
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Hibbertia scandens is natve to mainly tropical climates in New Guinea and eastern Australia, being also found in warm temperate regions in the very south of its range. Some reports say the plant cannot tolerate frost, with others saying it can tolerate occasional moderate frosts. It can probably be grown outdoors in the very warmest, virtually frost-free parts of the temperate zone, but is otherwise better suited to tropical climes.
Best grown in full sun but it will also grow successfully in semi-shaded areas and is sometimes found in dense shade in the rainforest[
].. It prefers soils with reasonable drainage[
]. Often found near the coast in the wild, the plant is tolerant of exposure to salt-laden winds[
A fast-growing plant[
Plants can flower for most of the year. Individual flowers usually last only a day or two but new flowers are produced over a long period[
The plant (part not specified) is used to treat sores and rashes[
When growing in a position that offers no support the plant will scramble over the ground and form a dense ground cover[
The species makes an excellent screening plant on walls or fences[
The bright orange aril surrounding the seed can be used to make a vivid, greasy paint[
An extract of the leaves is used as an ingredient in commercial cosmetic preparations as an antioxdant, bleaching agent, hair conditioner, humectant and skin conditioner[
Seed - can be slow and difficult to germinate[
Easy to grow from cuttings[
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