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Family: Goodeniaceae

Citation: Smith ex R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 589 ( 1810).

Derivation: After Robert Brown, 1773-1858, a British botanist.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Perennial herb with appressed non-glandular hairs; leaves all basal, entire, flat; inflorescence a scapose capitulum formed by several crowded very shortly pedicellate cymes each with an involucre of short herbaceous bracts.

Flowers sessile, erect, each surrounded by 4 scarious-hyaline bracteoles, hypogynous, hardly zygomorphic; hypanthium cylindric, free from the ovary but surrounding it; calyx lobes subulate, plumose; corolla blue with an entire hairy narrow-cylindrical tube and subequal patent wingless lobes; stamens inserted at the base of the corolla, anthers cohering; style simple, straight, glabrous, ultimately far exceeding the corolla; indusium cup-shaped; ovary superior, 1-celled; ovule solitary, basal, erect.

Fruit indehiscent, enclosed by the hardened persistent calyx; pericarp hyaline; seed obovoid, without endosperm.

Distribution:  Monotypic, endemic to Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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