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Common name: hop goodenia
Goodenia ovata Sm. APNI*
Description: Erect, ascending or prostrate shrub to 2 m high, viscid, often varnished.Leaves, cauline, mostly ovate to elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, margins toothed; petiole to 30 mm long.
Flowers in leafy thyrses or racemes; stalks to 4 cm long, bracteoles present. Sepals linear to lanceolate, 3–11 mm long. Corolla 10–19 mm long, yellow, sometimes with simple hairs outside, pubescent inside, with enations, auriculate; wings to 2.5 mm wide. Indusium, depressed-obovate.
Fruit cylindrical 8–12 mm long; valves 2; seeds elliptic, c. 2 mm long bristly, pale brown to whitish.
Flowering: throughout year but mostly Oct.–Mar.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest and woodland and sometimes in exposed rocky situations near sea, widespread, especially in disturbed sites.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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