Goodenia hederacea Sm.

Ivy Goodenia

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 349 (1794) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or ascending perennial to 30 cm high; stems to 80 cm long, often cottony hairy. Leaves linear to orbicular or elliptic, 1–12 cm long, 3–25 mm wide, acute or obtuse, upper surface pubescent to glabrous, margins entire, toothed or lobed; petiole to 4 cm long. Inflorescences terminal leafy racemes to 80 cm long or flowers solitary in axils; pedicels non-articulate, 5–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 3–5 mm long. Sepals linear to lanceolate, 3–5 mm long; corolla 8–15 mm long, cottony outside, pubescent inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 3.5–7 mm long, wings to 2 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate; ovules 8–20. Fruit ovoid, 5–9 mm long, valves bifid, spreading; seeds c. elliptic, 2–3 mm long, papillose to bristly, yellow or yellow-brown, wing vestigial.

CVU, EGU, Gold, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP.

2 subspecies, both in Victoria.

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
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Goodenia hederacea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia hederacea in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory