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Common name: Spiked Goodenia
Goodenia stelligera R.Br. APNI*
Description: Erect herb to 60 cm high, glabrous, with adventitous roots.
Leaves mostly basal from a stock, linear to oblanceolate, 5–25 cm long, 1–12 mm wide, usually glossy, margins entire or denticulate, thick; sessile.
Flowers in thyrses or spikes on almost leafless scapes; stalks almost obsolete except sometimes the lowest ones, bracteolate. Sepals linear, 4–5 mm long. Corolla 13–15 mm long, yellow, with whitish cottony and yellow stellate hairs outside, almost glabrous inside, with enations, indistinctly auriculate; wings 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Indusium transverse-oblong.
Fruit obovoid, 5–9 mm long; valves 2, bifid; seeds elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, brown, reticulate-pitted.
Flowering: chiefly Aug.–Feb.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps on sandstone, north from Braidwood district.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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