Goodenia blackiana Carolin

Black's Goodenia

Fl. South Australia 3: 1393 (1986) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to ascending perennial to 20 cm high; stems to 20 cm long, usually stoloniferous, pubescent. Leaves mainly basal, obovate to oblanceolate, 2–6 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, acute or obtuse, upper surface glabrescent, lower surface white cottony-tomentose, rarely glabrescent, margins dentate, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole; cauline leaves smaller. Inflorescences terminal racemes to 5 cm long, or flowers solitary in axils; peduncle 3–5 cm long, often geniculate at bracteoles at anthesis; pedicels 30–50 mm long; bracteoles linear, 5–12 mm long. Sepals narrow-oblong to ovate, 4–5 mm long; corolla 13–14 mm long, pubescent outside and inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–6 mm long, wings c. 2 mm wide; indusium broad-oblong, concave; ovules 12–18. Fruit ovoid, to c. 10 mm long, valves shallowly bifid; seeds elliptic, c. 3 mm long, papillose, yellowish, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Aug.–Jan.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA. Scattered across western and northern Victoria in mallee, woodland and grassland.

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, 2021-02-18
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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 blackiana in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia blackiana in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native

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South Australia
New South Wales