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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia gibbosa

Citation: Carolin, Telopea 2:68 (1980).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Prostrate or decumbent herb, usually stoloniferous; basal leaves forming dense rosettes, elliptic to oblanceolate, somewhat narrowed at the base, acute, 2-8 cm long, 4-12 mm wide, dentate to subentire, sparsely hairy to subglabrous with villous hairs in the axils.

Flowering stems and stolons spreading, terete, pubescent, naked or with small remote leaves; flowers solitary in axils or in leafy racemose to apparently umbellate groups; bracts leaf-like but narrower; peduncles 4-7 cm long, glabrous to pubescent, articulate just below the ovary, often persistent; bracteoles absent; sepals lanceolate to ovate, 2-3 mm long, glabrous or subglabrous, adnate to the ovary for two-thirds of its length; corolla 12-17 mm long, yellow, glabrous or subglabrous outside, pubescent at the base inside, with a conspicuous pocket equal to the ovary or exceeding it; wings broad, subequal; auricles distinct; anthers c. 1.5 mm long; style c. 5 mm long, almost straight, glabrous to pilose above; indusium transversely oblong, c. 1.5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, villous, with a hardly curved orifice beset with white bristles; ovary glabrous; dissepiment to half as long as the ovary.

Capsule globular, 5-6 mm diam., glabrous; valves entire; seeds flat, orbicular, c. 3 mm diam., foveolate, black, with a distinct rim and a narrow greyish wing.

Distribution:  On sandy soils, usually on dunes with Triodia and Plectrachne.

S.Aust.: NW, LE.   W.Aust.: N.T.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: July — Oct.

SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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