Goodenia heterophylla subsp. heterophylla

Variable Goodenia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect or ascending perennial to 40 cm high, with glandular and simple hairs. Leaves subsessile, mainly cauline, more or less ovate, 1–3 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, base cuneate to truncate, apex acute, both surfaces pubescent, margins usually toothed or lobed, sometimes with 2 large lobes or teeth near base; basal leaves ephemeral. Inflorescences terminal leafy racemes or thyrses to 30 cm long; peduncles 6–15 mm long; pedicels non-articulate, 4–7 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1.5–4 mm long. Sepals linear to lanceolate, 2–4 mm long; corolla to 12 mm long, pubescent outside, c. glabrous inside, yellow, abaxial lobes to 5 mm long, wings c. 1.5 mm wide; indusium oblong, often grooved above and below; ovules 4–12. Fruit broad-ovoid, to 4 mm long, valves entire and spreading; seeds oblong, 1.5–2.5 mm long, minutely papillose, yellow, wing vestigial.  Flowers mainly Aug.–May.

EGU, HSF, VAlp. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria where known by a few collections from the Licola, Omeo and upper Snowy River areas, usually in open-forest on stony ridges.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-11-16
Hero image
Distribution map
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 heterophylla subsp. heterophylla in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia heterophylla subsp. heterophylla in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

Distribution map
New South Wales