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Family: Goodeniaceae
Goodenia ovata

Citation: Smith, Trans. Linn. Soc. 2:347 (1794).

Synonymy: G. ovata R. Br. vat. latifolia Schldl, Linnaea 20:601 (1847). , Goodenia acuminata

Common name: Hop goodenia.

Undershrub or shrub to 2 m high; stems usually erect, terete or somewhat ridged at first, finely glandular; leaves ovate to narrow-ovate or elliptic, obtuse at the base, on petioles to 3 cm long, acute to slightly acuminate, 3-8 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, serrulate, minutely glandular.

Flowers in leafy terminal and lateral thyrses or racemes; bracts leaf-like; peduncles 1-4 cm long, articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles linear to triangular, 2-6 mm long; sepals narrowly ovate to linear, 3-11 mm long, acute, viscid, adnate to the ovary almost to its apex; corolla 10-19 mm long, yellow, finely glandular outside, pubescent at least near the base inside, with an obscure pocket to one-quarter the length of the ovary; wings broad, more or less equal: auricles to 2 mm wide, finely barbellate; anthers 1-2 mm long; style 6-9 mm long, geniculate, villous at least near the apex; indusium depressed-obovate, 1-2 mm long, 2.5-3.5 mm wide, glabrous except at the base, with a sinuate orifice beset with white bristles; ovary viscid-varnished; dissepiment three-quarters as long as the ovary.

Capsule narrowly obovoid to cylindric, 8-12 mm long, 2-4 mm wide, glandular or varnished, with a short pubescent beak; valves entire; seeds flat, elliptic, c. 2 mm long, finely tuberculate, shiny, pallid, with a very narrow wing.

image of FSA3_Goodenia_ova.jpg Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 632e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 381.

Distribution:  In forests, woodlands and scrub of higher rainfall areas, persisting on roadsides and cleared land.

S.Aust.: FR, EP, NL, MU, SL, KI, SE.   Qld; N.S.W.: Vic.; Tas.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: most of the year.

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