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Family: Goodeniaceae
Scaevola parvibarbata

Citation: Carolin, sp. nov1

Synonymy: S. ovalifolia sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 831 (1957), non R. Br.

Common name: None

Annual or perennial undershrub to 50 cm high; stems erect, terete, pubescent; leaves sessile, oblanceolate to broad-obovate, attenuate at the base, acute to mucronate, 0.8-4 cm long, 0.4-2 cm wide, coarsely dentate or rarely entire, pubescent.

Flowers sessile, solitary or paired, forming a loose spike; bracts leaf-like, decreasing in size up the spike; bracteoles linear, 3-5 mm long, ciliate; sepals completely connate to form an undulate ciliate rim to 1 mm long; corolla 11-25 mm long, lilac to yellow-green, white appressed-pubescent outside, densely tomentose inside; lobes elliptic, 6-9 mm long, apiculate, broadly winged; tube 8-15 mm long; style 6-14 mm long, sparsely pilose; indusium depressed-obovate, 1-1.5 mm long, with a few short white hairs above and a ciliate orifice; ovary obovoid, 2.5-3.5 mm long, pubescent, 2-celled.

Fruit ovoid to obovoid, 3-5 mm long, with 2 fertile cells and 2 sterile cells, rugose, glabrous, brown; mesocarp thin, dry; endocarp woody.

image of FSA3_Scaevola_par.jpg Habit, leaf, flower
Image source: fig. 636g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  On sand dunes and other sandy soils.

S.Aust.: LE, GT, FR, EA, MU.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year.

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Biology: No text

Taxonomic notes: Scaevola parvibarbata Carolin, sp. nov. Plantae perennes ad 50 cm altae pilis crispis vel tomentosis. Folia oblanceolata ad plus minusve orbicularia dentata sessilia attenuata ad basim. Flores sessilia bracteolis ovario 2-3-plo longioribus. Corolla 11-25 mm longa extus pills brevibus et intus barbis densis tomentosis ohsira. Ovarium loculis duobus. Indusium pilis brevis basalibus. Fructus ovoideus ad obovoideus 3-5 mm longus rugosus. Holotype: 9 miles south-east Bottom Bore, Hale River, C.A., 23.ix.1958, G. Chippendale s.n. (NT 4935). The specific epithet refers to the very short 'beard' of hairs at the base of the indusium.

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