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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia glabra

Citation: R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 577 (1810).

Synonymy: G. unilobata J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:383 (1927). , Goodenia flagellifera

Common name: Shiny pansy, smooth goodenia.

Annual or perennial herb to 25 cm high, without rhizomes or stolons; basal leaves forming an ascending rosette, narrowly obovate to oblong, tapering into a short petiole, acute to obtuse, 3-9 cm long, 7-11 mm wide, sinuate-dentate to shallowly lobed, glabrescent; stems prostrate to ascending, usually decumbent, terete, subglabrous or glabrous, rarely branched.

Flowers solitary in axils, forming loose leafy racemes; peduncles 1.5-3.5 cm long, cobwebby to glabrescent, not articulated; bracteoles linear, c. 3 mm long, cobwebby; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3-4 mm long, pubescent, adnate to the ovary almost to its apex; corolla 10-18 mm long, yellow, pubescent outside, usually bearded near the base inside, with a vestigial pocket: wings subequal; auricles prominent; anthers 1-1.5 mm long; style 5-6 mm long, almost straight, glabrous; indusium depressed-obovate, c. 1.2 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, glabrous or subglabrous, with a very curved orifice beset with microscopic bristles; ovary subglabrous to cobwebby, attenuate at the base; dissepiment almost as long as the ovary.

Capsule globular to ovoid, 7-10 mm long, c. 6 mm wide; valves entire; seeds flat, oblong to elliptic, c. 3 mm long, aculeate, brown to yellow-brown, with a thickened rim but lacking a wing.

image of FSA3_Goodenia_glab.jpg Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 631b 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:  S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, EP.   N.T.; Qld; N.S.W.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.

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