Scaevola ramosissima (Sm.) K.Krause

Hairy Fan-flower

Pflanzenr. 54: 141 (1912) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent or ascending herb to 60 cm high; stems hispid with simple and glandular hairs. Leaves sessile, linear to oblanceolate, 2–10 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, usually acute, both surfaces hispid, margins entire or toothed and often recurved. Flowers in leafy thyrses or racemes to 30 cm long, or sometimes solitary in axils; peduncles 2–10 cm long; bracteoles linear, 10–25 mm long. Sepals linear, 3–5 mm long, free; corolla 15–30 mm long, hispid outside, bearded in throat, pinkish-mauve to violet, wings 1–3 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate, with sparse long bristles at base and shorter bristles at orifice. Fruit c. ellipsoid, 5–6 mm long, strongly ribbed, hispid. Flowers mainly Aug.–Mar.

EGL, EGU, GipP, HNF, HSF. Also Qld, NSW. Apart from isolated northern occurrences near Harrietville and Mount Beauty, confined in Victoria to regions south of the ranges and east of Morwell, in heathland and open-forest, usually on sandy or gravelly soils.

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, 2018-08-01
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Scaevola
Higher taxa


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

State distribution

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Northern Territory
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory