Goodenia pusilliflora F.Muell.

Small-flower Goodenia

Vic-torian Naturalist 5: 11 (1888) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent to ascending annual to 15 cm high; stems with simple spreading hairs. Leaves sparsely pubescent; basal leaves petiolate, ascending, rosetted, oblong to obovate or narrow-oblanceolate, 2–8 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, obtuse, lyrate or margins toothed; cauline leaves smaller, toothed or lobed. Inflorescences terminal racemes to 20 cm long, or subumbels; pedicels articulate, 1–7 cm long; bracteoles absent. Sepals elliptic, 2–3 mm long; corolla 5–7 mm long, pubescent outside and towards base inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 1–3 mm long, wings 1–1.5 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate, notched; ovules 4–6. Fruit subglobose, 5–7 mm long, compressed, valves entire; seeds elliptic to orbicular, 3.5–4 mm long, reticulate, black, wing c. 1 mm wide. Flowers mainly Jul.–Oct.

Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. In Victoria confined to north-western and northern areas where often abundant on periodically moist sandy 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, 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 pusilliflora in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia pusilliflora in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales