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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia centralis

Citation: Carolin, Telopea 2:66 (1980).

Synonymy: G. rotundifolia sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 554 (1929), non R. Br.

Common name: None

Annual herb with a woody tap root; basal leaves forming a rosette, obovate to spathulate, narrowed into a short petiole, obtuse, 3-10 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, coarsely dentate, sparsely cobwebby to glabrescent, persistent; stems prostrate to ascending, terete, to 80 cm long, somewhat cobwebby; cauline leaves obovate, petiolate, 1-3 cm long, 0.7-2 cm wide, dentate to denticulate.

Flowers solitary in axils forming loose leafy racemes, rarely in small cymose groups in the lower axils; peduncles 1.5-6 cm long, not articulated, sparsely pubescent; bracteoles linear-subulate, 1-2 mm long; sepals linear-deltoid, c. 2 mm long, pubescent, adnate to the ovary almost to its apex; corolla 12-15 mm long, yellow, sometimes with purple markings, sparsely pubescent outside, bearded at the base inside, with an obscure pocket about one-third the length of the ovary; wings subequal; auricles prominent; anthers c. 2 mm long; style c. 6 mm long, geniculate, villous; indusium depressed-obovate, c. 1 mm long, c. 2 mm wide, purplish, sparsely villous, with a straight orifice beset with minute white bristles; ovary sparsely cobwebby-pubescent; dissepiment two-thirds the length of the ovary with ovules in 2 rows.

Capsule ovoid to ellipsoid, c. 8 mm long, c. 5 mm wide, glabrescent with a glabrous beak; valves deeply split; seeds flat, oblong, c. 2.5 mm long, colliculate, yellow-brown, with a thickened rim; wing vestigial or absent.

Distribution:  In woodland and tussock grassland on sands.

S.Aust.: NW.   W.Aust.; N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: May — Sept.

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