Schldl., Linnaea 21:450 (1848).
Synonymy: G. pinnatifida Schldl. var. minor F. Muell. & Tale, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 16:372 (1896); G. schomburgkii Klotzsch ex Krause, Pflanzenr. 54:80 (1912).
, Goodenia glabriflora
Common name: Scrambled eggs, mother ducks, cut-leaved goodenia.
Perennial herb to 30 cm high, with a short rootstock; basal leaves forming an ascending rosette, oblanceolate to oblong, attenuate into a petiole-like base, obtuse, 2-8 rarely 10 cm long, 3-20 mm wide, deeply dentate to pinnatisect, hirsute with non-glandular hairs to glabrous; stems ascending or erect, terete, somewhat pubescent; cauline leaves few, sessile, small, often absent.
Flowers in terminal racemes or umbellate clusters; bracts 0.5-2 cm long, linear or very narrowly oblanceolate; peduncles 2-10 cm long, pubescent, distinctly pulvinate at the base, obscurely articulate immediately below the ovary; bracteoles absent; sepals ovate to lanceolate, 2.5-5 mm long, hirsute to glabrous, adnate to the ovary for up to three-quarters of its length; corolla 8-19 mm long, yellow, slightly pubescent to glabrous outside, villous near the base inside, with a pocket to half the length of the ovary; lobes often reflexed; wings broad, reduced on the lower edge of the posterior lobes; auricles prominent, ciliate; anthers 0.8-1.4 mm long; style 2.5-4.5 mm long, densely villous above; indusium depressed-ovate, 1-1.5 mm long, 1.3-2.7 mm wide, with an almost straight orifice beset with short white bristles; ovary hirsute, obtuse at the base; dissepiment to two-thirds as long as the ovary.
Capsule globular or subglobular, c. 8 mm diam., hirsute or glabrous; valves entire; seeds flat, orbicular to broad-elliptic, c. 5 mm long, shiny, black, with a distinct rim and a broad white wing.
||Habit, flower and seed.
Image source: fig. 632f in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).|
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 634.
In open forest, woodland, grassland, scrub and shrub steppe.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, SE. All States except the N.T.
Flowering time: mainly Aug. — Dec.
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Close to G. fascicularis, from which it is distinguished by the sparser and more loosely spreading indumentum, the almost glabrous outer surface of the corolla, and the villous-bearded style.
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