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Family: Goodeniaceae
Scaevola bursariifolia

Citation: J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:385 (1927).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Shrub to 90 cm high, with stellate-glandular hairs, appearing scurry; stems erect, woody, branched, terete, brown and viscid when young; leaves shortly petiolate, obovate to elliptic, attenuate at the base, obtuse, 10-14 mm long, 2-5 mm wide, entire, thick, glabrescent.

Flowers solitary in the leaf axils; peduncles c. 1 mm long; bracteoles linear, c. 1 mm long; sepals broad-ovate, to 0.5 mm long, obtuse, partially connate; corolla 8-10 mm long, white or cream, with a few varnished hairs outside, densely bearded in the throat: lobes oblong-ovate, 3-4 mm long, wingless or very narrowly winged; tube 5-7 mm long; style 4-6 mm long, glabrous; indusium depressed-obovate, c. 1 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, pilose with white hairs mainly near the base, with prominent white bristles around the orifice; ovary obovoid, 1-1.5 mm long, incompletely divided into 2 cells, glandular-scurfy.

Fruit ellipsoid, c. 4 mm long, smooth.

image of FSA3_Scaevola_bur.jpg Habit, leaf, flower
Image source: fig. 635f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  In mallee along the coast.

S.Aust.: NU, EP.   W.Aust.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Nov. — Feb.

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Biology: No text

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