R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 577 (1810).
Synonymy: G. primulacea Schldl., Linnaea 20:601 (1847).
Common name: Bent goodenia, native primrose.
Tufted perennial herb with rhizome or an erect branched rootstock, often stoloniferous; leaves mostly in a basal rosette, linear to oblanceolate, narrowed but not distinctly petiolate at the base, obtuse to acute, 3-10 cm long, 3-10 mm wide, remotely dentate to denticulate or entire, hirsute with stiff yellowish hairs, sometimes also slightly cobwebby below.
Flowers solitary in the axils, forming a leafy raceme; peduncles 3-10cm long, hirsute, not articulate, often geniculate at the bracteoles in fruit; bracteoles linear, c. 5 mm long; sepals narrow-oblong, 4-5 mm long, hirsute, adnate to the ovary for three-quarters of its length; corolla 14-16 mm long, yellow, hirsute outside, villous inside, with an obscure pocket about half the length of the ovary: wings subequal; auricles prominent, finely barbellate; anthers c. 1 mm long; style 4-5 mm long, geniculate, villous; indusium transversely oblong, c. I mm long, c. 1.8 mm wide, strongly folded, the orifice beset with long white bristles; ovary villous; dissepiment half as long as the ovary.
Capsule ovoid, to 1 cm long, c. 7 mm wide, hirsute to glabrescent with a glabrous beak; valves entire Or shortly split; seeds flat, elliptic, c. 3.5 mm long, microscopically aculeate, yellow-brown, with a thickened rim and a vestigial wing.
||Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 631a in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
In forests, woodlands and grasslands.
S.Aust.: EP, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. Vic.; Tas.
Flowering time: most of the year.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Variable in size and leaf shape, and closely related to G. blackiana with which it possibly hybridises.
Not yet available