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Family: Goodeniaceae

Citation: Carolin, Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S. W. 92:209 (1968).

Derivation: From the Coopernook State Forest, N.S.W., where one of the species is common.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Viscid perennial undershrubs with glandular and stellate non-glandular hairs; leaves cauline, flat.

Inflorescence a short leafy thyrse or raceme; flowers on articulate axillary pedicels with a pair of opposite linear bracteoles, strongly zygomorphic; hypanthium enclosing the base of the ovary only; sepals free, subulate; corolla epigynous, split almost to the base posteriorly, forming a shallow anterior pocket; lobes winged, subequal, stellate-pubescent on the outside, coarsely retrorse-bearded on the inside, the 2 posterior more deeply cut than the anterior 3, not distinctly auriculate; stamens free, epigynous; anthers free, minutely apiculate; style stimple, almost straight, villous, shorter than the corolla; indusium obovate, 2-lipped, usually glabrous; stigma 2-lobed; ovary 1-celled with a vestigial dissepiment bearing 4-6 subbasal ovules.

Fruit a 2- or 4-valved capsule; seeds few, endospermic, smooth, hardly compressed, lacking a wing or thickened rim, carunculate.

Distribution:  6 species in southern Australia. (R. C. Carolin (1968) Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 92:209-216.)

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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