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Goodenia decurrens R.Br.
Family Goodeniaceae
Goodenia decurrens R.Br. APNI*

Description: Erect subshrub to 80 cm high, glabrous, except with a line of hairs through each internode above leaf axil.

Leaves cauline, lanceolate to elliptic, 5–10 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, margins toothed, decurrent, thick; sessile.

Flowers in thyrses or racemes on scapes which are leafless towards top; stalks to 30 mm long, bracteoles present. Sepals narrow-ovate, 4–7 mm long. Corolla 15–18 mm long, yellow, usually with simple and glandular and occasional stellate hairs outside, villous inside, with enations, indistinctly auriculate; wings 2–3 mm wide. Indusium depressed-obovate.

Fruit ovoid, c. 9 mm long; valves 2; seeds elliptic to circular, c. 1.8 mm long, pale brown, tuberculate-granulate.


Flower
Photo Tanja Lenz

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: chiefly October–March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in dry sclerophyll forest, usually on sandstone cliffs or amongst sandstone boulders, from Blackheath district north to the Wollar area.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT, CWS
AVH map***

Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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