Goodenia macmillanii F.Muell.

Pinnate Goodenia

Fragm. 1: 119 (1859) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Endemic

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Erect short-lived perennial, to c. 50 cm high; stems deeply ribbed, glandular-pubescent, viscid. Leaves ovate to elliptic in outline, pinnately lobed or lyrate, 4–8 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, acute, both surfaces glandular-hairy, margins toothed; petiole to 3 cm long. Inflorescences leafy racemes to 20 cm long; peduncles 0–20 mm long; pedicels indistinctly articulate, 15–20 mm long; bracteoles linear, 2–10 mm long. Sepals lanceolate, 6–10 mm long; corolla 18–22 mm long, densely hairy inside, scarcely auriculate, wholly mauve or blotched with purple, abaxial lobes 9–10 mm long, wings 2–2.5 mm wide; indusium broad-elliptic; ovules 40–50. Fruit cylindric to ovoid, 10–12 mm long, with bifid valves; seeds broad-elliptic, 2–5 mm long, yellow-brown, tuberculate. Flowers mainly Nov.–Feb.

EGU, HSF. Endemic to Victoria. Rare, known only from rocky, forested or scrubby slopes in rainshadowed valleys of the Macalister, Snowy and Deddick Rivers.

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 macmillanii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia macmillanii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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