Coopernookia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial subshrubs with stellate and usually glandular hairs, often viscid. Leaves cauline, sessile or subsessile, entire or toothed, flat or with revolute margins. Inflorescence a terminal leafy thyrse or raceme. Flowers strongly zygomorphic; bracteoles present; sepals 5, free, subulate; corolla split almost to base, scarcely 2-lipped, with an obscure anterior pouch, bristly inside, mauve, pink or white; corolla-lobes unequal, winged; auricle obsolete; stamens free, epigynous, anthers free, minutely apiculate; ovary inferior, incompletely 2-celled, ovules 2–8; style simple, almost straight, villous, indusium obovoid, 2-lipped, more or less horizontal, with long bristles on lips, stigma 2-lobed. Fruit a 2- or 4-valved capsule, dehiscent; seeds few, glossy, carunculate, not winged.

6 species, all endemic to Australia.

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
Higher taxa
genus Coopernookia
Subordinate taxa