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Common name: Branched Goodenia
Goodenia paniculata Sm. APNI*
Description: Short-lived herb to 50 cm high, pubescent or glabrous, with a short taproot and numerous adventitious roots.
Leaves mostly basal, obovate to oblanceolate, 1.4–10 cm long, 6–10 mm wide, margins toothed.
Flowers in racemes on almost leafless scapes; stalks to 8 cm long, bracteoles present. Sepals ± lanceolate, 1–2 mm long. Corolla 10–14 mm long, yellow, pubescent with glandular and simple hairs outside, without enations or with a very few indistinct ones; wing c. 1.5 mm wide. Indusium truncate-obtriangular, villous towards the base, concave, purplish.
Fruit globose to ovoid, 5–6 mm long; valves 2, entire; seeds brown.
Flowering: chiefly Oct.–Apr.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in damp sandy soils, chiefly in coastal areas, also extending to the Blue Mtns and Nerriga on the ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. N.T.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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