Druce, Rep. Botl Soc. Exch. Club Br. Isl. 1916:644 ( 1917).
Synonymy: Goodenia albida Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. 2:348 (1794).
, Goodenia laevigata, Merkusia microcarpa, Scaevola albida, Scaevola laevigata, Scaevola microcarpa, Scaevola pallida
Common name: Small-fruited fanflower.
Undershrub 5-50 cm high; stems prostrate to ascending, terete or slightly angular, green, more or less pubescent, woody at the base; leaves sessile, obovate to elliptic, 0.6-5 cm long, 1-22 mm wide, dentate to subentire, subglabrous to finely tomentose.
Flowers sessile in a terminal leafy spike; bracts leaf-like but smaller; bracteoles narrowly oblong-elliptic, 3-9 mm long, to 1 mm wide, ciliate; sepals ovate-deltoid, to 0.7 mm long, hardly connate; corolla pale-blue to white, 5-12 mm long, appressed-pubescent with white simple hairs outside, bearded inside the throat; lobes narrowly elliptic to oblong, 3-8 mm long, with broad entire wings; style 3-6 mm long, villous or glabrous; indusium broadly deltoid and broadest distally, 1-2 mm long, with a very short white to purplish hair tuff on the posterior surface and short white bristles around the orifice; ovary 1.5-3 mm long, pubescent or glabrous, 1-celled with a short dissepiment at the base.
Fruit ellipsoid, 2-4 mm long, 1-celled, usually 1-seeded, pubescent to glabrous: mesocarp thin, dry; endocarp woody.
S.Aust.: FR, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE.
Flowering time: No flowering time is available
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