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Goodenia dimorpha Maiden & Betche
Family Goodeniaceae
Goodenia dimorpha Maiden & Betche APNI*

Description: Erect herbs to 50 cm high, glabrous, with adventitious roots.

Leaves mostly basal from a stock, linear to obovate 1–5 cm long, 2–11 mm wide, margins entire or slightly toothed, narrowing basally, thick.

Flowers in spreading thyrso-panicles on almost leafless scapes; stalks with bracteoles. Sepals narrow-obovate, 2–6 mm long. Corolla 12–15 mm long, yellow, with stellate and cottony hairs outside, pubescent inside, with enations, auriculate; wings c. 3 mm wide. Indusium broad-obovate.

Fruit narrow-cylindrical to obovoid, 8–10 mm long; valves 2; seeds elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, dark brown, glossy, reticulate-pitted.


Flowering: chiefly October–March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy places on sandstone, from Gosford to Waterfall in coastal areas to Blackheath in the Blue Mtns.
NSW subdivisions: CC, CT
AVH map***

Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept:

 Key to the varieties 
1Basal leaves obovatevar. dimorpha
Basal leaves linearvar. angustifolia

APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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