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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia glauca

Citation: F. Muell., J. Trans. Vict. Inst. 1:40 (1855).

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: Pale goodenia.

Perennial herb to 20 cm high; basal leaves erect in a small tuft, oblanceolate to elliptic, attenuate into a short petiole, obtuse to acute, 3-10 cm long, 4-14 mm wide, entire, glabrous or rarely glabrescent, glaucous; stems erect to ascending, revere, slender, glabrous; cauline leaves remote, narrow-lanceolate, 3-7 cm long, 2-5 mm wide, entire.

Flowers in short racemes or subumbellate terminal groups: bracts linear, acute, 3-6 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, usually forming a fascicle: peduncles 3-8 cm long, glabrous, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals lanceolate, 4-5 mm long, acuminate, pubescent, adnate to the ovary for three-quarters of its length: corolla 14-18 mm long, pale-yellow, silky-pubescent outside, finely pubescent inside, with a pocket about two-thirds the length of the ovary; wings subequal; auricles distinct: anthers c. 2 mm long; style 6-8 mm long, almost straight, villous above; indusium transversely oblong, c. 2 mm long, c. 2.5 mm wide, villous, with a curved orifice beset with white bristles: ovary somewhat appressed-pubescent; dissepiment two-thirds as long as the ovary; capsule globular, 5-7 mm diam.; valves entire; seeds flat, obovate, 3-4 mm long, smooth, brown, with a rather thick paler wing.

image of FSA3_Goodenia_glau.jpg Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 631c 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. 633.

Distribution:  On floodplains, river banks and other periodically wet sites.

S.Aust.: NW, LE, GT, FR, EA, MU.   N.S.W.; Vic.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year.

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Biology: No text

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