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Goodenia bellidifolia Sm. APNI*
Description: Erect herbs to 60 cm high, glabrous to cottony hairy.
Leaves basal or towards base stock, oblanceolate to obovate, 4–9.5 cm long, 0.5–2 cm wide, margins entire to toothed, narrowing basally.
Flowers in narrow thyrses or spikes on almost leafless scapes; stalks mostly <3 mm long, bracteoles present. Sepals linear, 1.5–2 mm long. Corolla to 12 mm long, lemon-yellow to orange; with white cottony and often appressed yellow simple hairs outside, villous inside, with enations, ± auriculate; wings 1–1.5 mm wide. Indusium oblong to square.
Fruit subglobose to obovoid, to 4 mm long; valves 2, entire; seeds circular, c. l mm diam., dark brown to black, reticulate-pitted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in heath or sclerophyll forest, often on sandstone, west to Dubbo.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by R. C. Carolin
| ||Key to the subspecies|| |
|1||Leaves towards stem base, usually oblanceolate, narrowing very gradually towards base. Corolla orange to yellow, always with numerous coarse appressed yellow hairs outside. Indusium depressed-oblong c. 0.8 mm long, 1.2 mm wide, ± concave below; bristles usually 0.3 mm long. Fruit obovoid, usually c. 4 mm long; seeds usually brown||subsp. bellidifolia|
|Leaves basal, usually obovate, narrowing more abruptly at base than in type subspecies. Corolla usually lemon yellow, with very few short appressed pale yellow hairs (visible with a hand lens and ± obscured by white cottony hairs) outside. Indusium usually oblong, c. 1 mm long, with a double groove and a single usually villous ridge on undersurface; bristles usually <0.2 mm long. Fruit subglobose, c. 2 mm long; seeds very dark brown to black||subsp. argentea|
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