Goodenia rostrivalvis Domin APNI*
Description: Ascending ± glossy shrub to c. 60 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves cauline, obovate to oblanceolate, 3.5–7 cm long, 8–20 mm wide, tapering basally, margins toothed.
Flowers in thyrses or racemes on scapes which are leafless towards top; stalks to 5 cm long, bracteoles present. Sepals linear to lanceolate, 5–6 mm long. Corolla 14–18 mm long, yellow, covered with mostly yellowish stellate and some white cottony hairs outside, with few short hairs inside, with enations, ± auriculate; wings c. 2.5 mm wide. Indusium depressed-obovate.
Fruit ovoid, c. 10 mm long; valves 2, split to base; seeds elliptic, 1.5–1.7 mm long, brown, glossy, reticulate-pitted.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on damp south-facing sandstone cliffs in Blue Mtns, in the Wentworth Falls area, rare.
NSW subdivisions: CT
Threatened species: ROTAP: 2RCa
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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.