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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia elongata

Citation: Labill., Nov. Holl. Pl. Sp. 1:52, t. 75 (1804).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Lanky goodenia. Herb, usually annual, to 30 cm high; stem erect, usually unbranched, terete, slender, pubescent; leaves cauline and sessile or some forming a basal rosette, oblanceolate, acute to obtuse, 2-7 cm long, 0.4-2 cm wide, entire to shallowly dentate, subglabrous to pubescent.

Flowers in a loose terminal raceme; bracts leaf-like but smaller; peduncles 4-7 cm long, pubescent, articulate below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals lanceolate, acute, 3.5-4 mm long, pubescent, adnate to the ovary for about three-quarters of its length; corolla 12-20 mm long, yellow, pubescent outside, with a few hairs near the base inside, with an obscure pocket about one-quarter the length of the ovary; wings subequal; auricles prominent, finely barbellate; anthers c. 1.5 mm long; style 6-8 mm long, straight, usually villous at the apex; indusium transversely oblong, 1-1.5 mm long, 2-2.8 mm wide, villous to glabrous, with an almost straight orifice beset with white bristles; ovary pubescent; dissepiment almost as long as the ovary, with ovules in 2 rows.

Capsule ovoid-ellipsoid, 8-9 mm long, c. 5 mm wide, pubescent to glabrous: valves entire: seeds flat, elliptic, c. 3.5 mm long, foveolate, brown, with a thickened rim and a narrow wing.

Distribution:  In open forest, usually in damp sites.

S.Aust.: SL.   N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Dec. — Jan.

SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Goodenia elongata is recorded for this State on the basis of a collection 'near Cape Jervis', L. Stephenson, 1894 (MEE 25565), and a collection from Mt Gambier.

Author: Not yet available

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