Common name: Sticky Goodenia
Goodenia varia R.Br. APNI*
Description: Ascending to prostrate shrub to l m high, viscid when young, glabrous.
Leaves cauline, elliptic, 2–4 cm long, c. 10 mm wide, margins usually toothed, thick; petiole 0–5 mm long.
Flowers in leafy thyrses or racemes; stalks to 5 mm long, bracteoles present. Sepals linear, 2–3.5 mm long. Corolla 8–18 mm long, yellow, sometimes with brownish lines, viscid and varnished outside, with few hairs inside, ± auriculate, inferior lobe 5–8 mm long; wings c. 1.5 mm wide. Indusium broad-obovate.
Fruit cylindrical, 8–10 mm long; valves entire; seeds oblong, 2–2.5 mm long, pale brown, bristly or reticulate.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in Triodia grassland and mallee communities, south from Balranald district.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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