Common name: Large-flowered Goodenia
Goodenia grandiflora Sims APNI*
Synonyms: Goodenia horniana F.Muell. & Tate ex Tate APNI*
Description: Erect viscid shrub to c. 1.5 m high, with glandular and simple hairs.Leaves, cauline, ovate to circular, 2.5–5 cm long, to 6 cm wide, obtuse to cordate at base, margins toothed; petiole to 50 mm long, sometimes with small sessile leafy appendages.
Flowers in leafy racemes or thyrses; stalks to 6 mm long, bracteoles near base. Sepals lanceolate, to 6 mm long. Corolla to 23 mm long, yellow, glandular-pubescent outside, villous inside, with enations, not auriculate; wings c. 3 mm wide. Indusium depressed-obovate.
Fruit obovoid, 10–13 mm long; valves 2; seeds circular to elliptic, c. 3 mm long, brown to greyish, colliculate to tuberculate.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of situations often on rocky sites, north from Deua N.P. and inland to the upper Hunter Valley and the Liverpool Plains.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, NWS, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld N.T.
Text by R. C. Carolin
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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