Common name: Purple goodenia
Coopernookia barbata (R.Br.) Carolin APNI*
Synonyms: Goodenia barbata R.Br. APNI*
Scaevola scaberula Summerh. APNI*
Description: Erect subshrub to 1 m high, glandular-hairy, ± viscid with scattered stellate hairs, becoming minutely scabrous.
Leaves mostly linear, 1–3 cm long and 1–2 mm wide with margins entire or nearly so and revolute, or sometimes leaves narrow-elliptic to oblanceolate, 2–5 cm long and 2–8 mm wide and margins ± toothed; upper surface glandular-hairy to ± glabrous, lower surface glabrous or sparsely hairy.
Pedicels to 30 mm long. Sepals 4–5 mm long, glandular-hairy. Corolla to 15 mm long, blue to mauve; wings c. 1 mm wide. Ovules to 4.
Capsule cylindrical to ovoid, 5–7 mm long; seeds 4–5 mm long.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows mostly in dry sclerophyll forest, often on sandstone; chiefly in coastal and escarpment ranges south from Gibraltar Ra., inland to the upper Hunter Valley and in the Warrumbungle Mtns and Pilliga Scrub.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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