This vine may be identified by its bright yellow, five-petalled flowers, up to 7 cm across, that are present most of the year. The base of the stalkless leaf narrows and partly clasps the stem. The young, twining shoots are silky hairy with pinkish stems, while adult leaves are shiny green with smooth edges or with a few small teeth.
The silky, pale green sepals under the flower close up when the petals fall. When the fruit is ripe it opens to reveal the bright orange, waxy covering of the brown seeds. Hibbertia scandens can climb several metres into trees but is just as often seen scrambling over the ground.
Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) NSW to northern QLD