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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia heterochila

Citation: F. Muell., Fragrn. Phyt. Aust. 3:142 (1863).

Synonymy: Goodenia hirsuta

Common name: None

Perennial herb to 40 cm high; minute glandular hairs sometimes present; stems erect to ascending, branched, ridged, densely pubescent; basal leaves oblanceolate to obovate, attenuate into a short petiole, obtuse, 2-5 cm long, 8-14 mm wide, dentate, pubescent, soon withering; cauline leaves obovate to narrow-elliptic, sessile or shortly petiolate, obtuse to acute, 1-3 cm long, 4-10 mm wide, dentate to entire, densely pubescent.

Flowers in terminal leafy racemes; bracts leaf-like but progressively smaller; peduncles 5-10 mm long, pubescent, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals linear-lanceolate, 1.5-2.5 mm long, pubescent, acute, adnate to the ovary for up to three-quarters of its length; corolla 8-12 mm long, yellow, sometimes with purplish markings, pubescent outside, sparsely pubescent inside, with a pocket half the length of the ovary; wings broad, but vestigial on the lower edges of the posterior lobes; auricles prominent, 1-1.3 mm wide; anthers c. 1 mm long; style 2.5-3 mm long, straight, glabrous or sparsely villous at the apex; indusium transversely oblong, c. 1 mm long and c. 1.2 mm wide, with a straight orifice beset with white bristles; ovary pubescent; dissepiment to one-quarter the length of the ovary.

Capsule globular, c. 5 mm diam., pubescent; valves entire; seeds flat, orbicular, c. 5 mm diam., foveolate, blackish, with a prominent rim and a broad thick brown wing.

image of FSA3_Goodenia_heteroc.jpg Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 631e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Distribution:  S.Aust.: NW, LE.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year.

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