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Useful Tropical Plants

Hibbertia scandens

(Willd.) Gilg

Dilleniaceae

+ Synonyms

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

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General Information

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[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
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694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
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.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.

Range

Australasia - New Guinea, eastern Australia (Queensland, northern New South Wales)

Habitat

Coastal dunes in heath, Eucalypt forests and rainforest edges[
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Title
Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network,
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.brisrain.webcentral.com.au
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Information on plants in the Queensland Rainforests.
]. Found in a wide range of habitats from sheltered mountain gullies to exposed sand dunes on the coast[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
]

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

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[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
,
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].. It prefers soils with reasonable drainage[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
]. Often found near the coast in the wild, the plant is tolerant of exposure to salt-laden winds[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
].
A fast-growing plant[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
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[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
].

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant (part not specified) is used to treat sores and rashes[
1884
Title
Phytochemical Profile and Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Medicinal Plants Used by Aboriginal People of
Publication
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2016, Article ID 4683059, 14 pages
Author
Akter K. et al
Website
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4683059
Publisher
 
Year
2016
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Agroforestry Uses:

When growing in a position that offers no support the plant will scramble over the ground and form a dense ground cover[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].
The species makes an excellent screening plant on walls or fences[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
].

Other Uses

The bright orange aril surrounding the seed can be used to make a vivid, greasy paint[
694
Title
Australian Rainforest Plants Volumes 1 - 6
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson N. & H.
Publisher
Terania Rainforest Publishing; New South Wales.
Year
2007
ISBN
9-78095894-3628
Description
Beautiful set of booklets with a terse description of over 600 species and their habitat, often including some of their uses and notes on their cultivation, plus at least one, excellent photograph.
].

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[
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Title
CosIng
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/cosing/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.
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Propagation

Seed - can be slow and difficult to germinate[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
].
Easy to grow from cuttings[
397
Title
Australian Native Plants Society
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://anpsa.org.au/index.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A series of fact sheets on Australian plants. Good photographs, brief description and information on uses, habitat, range, cultivation etc.
].
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