Goodenia geniculata R.Br.

Bent Goodenia

Prodr. 577 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent to ascending perennial to 20 cm high; stems to 25 cm long, sometimes stoloniferous, hirsute. Leaves mainly basal, linear to oblanceolate, 3–10 cm long, 3–10 mm wide, acute or obtuse, surfaces usually hirsute, margins dentate, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole; cauline leaves smaller. Inflorescences terminal racemes to 5 cm long, or flowers solitary in axils; peduncle 1.5–7 cm long, often geniculate at bracteoles at anthesis; pedicels non-articulate 2–6 cm long; bracteoles linear, 4–5 mm long. Sepals oblong to narrow-oblong, 4–5 mm long; corolla 14–16 mm long, hirsute outside, pubescent inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 7–8 mm long, wings 1.5–3 mm wide; indusium broad-obovate, folded; ovules 14–16. Fruit obovoid, to c. 10 mm long, valves shallowly bifid; seeds elliptic, 3–4 mm long, papillose, yellow-brown, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Widespread in Victoria and often locally common in open-forests, woodlands and mallee scrubs, chiefly west of Western Port.

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 geniculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia geniculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales