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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia fascicularis

Citation: F. Muell. & Tale, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 13:108 (1890).

Synonymy: G. subintegra F. Muell. ex J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 559 (1929). , Goodenia glauca

Common name: Silky goodenia, mallee goodenia.

Perennial herb to 30 cm high, sometimes with a thickened rootstock; stems ascending, terete, appressed-pubescent: basal leaves forming a rosette, shortly petiolate, elliptic to obovate, acute to obtuse, 2-10 cm long, 0.7-2 cm wide, appressed-pubescent to strigose, often with a few minute glandular hairs, entire or pinnatifid; cauline leaves oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute, 2-6 cm long, 0.3-0.8 cm wide, entire.

Flowers in terminal leafy racemes or subumbellate groups; bracts leaf-like; peduncles 1.8-10 cm long, appressed-pubescent, articulate 1-2 mm below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals lanceolate, 3.5-5 mm long, acute, pubescent; corolla 13-23 mm long, yellow, silky-pubescent outside, subglabrous inside, with an obscure pocket about one-third the length of the ovary; wings subequal; auricles prominent; anthers c. 1.5 mm long; style 3.5-6 mm long, straight, glabrous or villous near the apex; indusium transversely oblong, c. 1.5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, sparsely hairy below, with a shallowly curved orifice beset with white bristles; ovary pubescent; dissepiment two-thirds as long as the ovary.

Capsule broadly obovoid, 7-10 mm long, sparsely pubescent with a glabrous beak; valves entire; seeds flat, ovate, 5-6 mm long, foveolate, brown, with a broad paler wing.

image of FSA3_Goodenia_fas.jpg Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 630g in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 632.

Distribution:  In a wide range of habitats including scrub, woodland and grassland.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU.   All mainland States.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year, especially Sept. — Nov.

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Biology: No text

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