Maiden & Betche, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 38:250 (1913).
Synonymy: Symphyobasis alsinoides S. Moore, J. Linn. Soc.(Bot.) 45:185 (1920); G. havilandii Maiden & Betche var. pauperata J. Black, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 51:385 (1927).
Common name: Hill goodenia.
Annual herb to 18 cm high, viscid; basal leaves forming an ascending rosette, narrowly oblanceolate to lanceolate, attenuate into a short petiole, acute or subacute, 2-8 cm long, 2-9 mm wide, entire to dentate, minutely glandular- pubescent; stems prostrate to ascending, to 40 cm long, terete, glandular-pubescent; cauline leaves few, narrowly oblanceolate, 1-3 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, entire.
Flowers in terminal racemes which may become umbellate near the top; bracts almost linear, leaf-like; peduncles 8-30 mm long, patent, glandular-pubescent, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, acute, pubescent, adnate to the ovary for about half its length; corolla 3-5, rarely to 12 mm long, yellow and glandular-pubescent outside, brownish and subglabrous inside, with a pocket up to the length of the ovary; wings subequal; auricles distinct; anthers 0.4-0.8 mm long; style 1.5-3 mm long, straight, glabrous; indusium transversely oblong, to 1 mm long, c. 1.5 mm wide, pilose below, with an almost straight orifice beset with prominent whitish bristles; ovary pubescent; dissepiment pubescent, about one-quarter as long as the ovary.
Capsule globular, 4-5 mm diam., glandular-pubescent; valves entire; seeds biconvex, orbicular, c. 2 mm diam., foveolate, black, shiny, with a broad hyaline wing overlapping the body.
||Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 631d in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
In scrub and other arid habitats.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, MU. W.Aust.; Qld; N.S.W.
Flowering time: most of the year, mainly Sept. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
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specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
The var. pauperata is based on stunted material and is not recognised in this flora.
Not yet available