Goodenia stelligera R.Br.

Spiked Goodenia

Prodr. 575 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect perennial to 70 cm high, often with adventitious roots; stems glabrescent. Leaves sessile, mostly basal, linear to oblanceolate, 5–25 cm long, 1–12 mm wide, acute or obtuse, thick, glossy, glabrous, entire or toothed. Inflorescences terminal spikes or thyrses to 60 cm long; pedicels non-articulate, 0–4 mm long; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, 3–6 mm long. Sepals linear, 4–5 mm long; corolla 10–15 mm long, appressed-pubescent outside, more or less glabrous inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 4–8 mm long, wings 1–2.5 mm wide; indusium broad-oblong; ovules 30–40. Fruit obovoid, 4–9 mm long, valves bifid; seeds elliptic, c. 1.5 mm long, reticulate-pitted, brown, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Aug.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU. Also Qld, NSW. In Victoria confined to far East Gippsland where sometimes locally common around the margins of swamps, streams and grass-tree plains.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Goodeniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Goodenia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Goodenia stelligera in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia stelligera in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory