Goodenia ovata Sm.

Hop Goodenia

Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 347 (1794) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect or ascending shrub to 2 m high, somewhat viscid, glabrous; young stems ribbed. Leaves ovate to elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, acute, minutely glandular, margins toothed; petiole to c. 3 cm long. Inflorescences terminal or axillary thyrses or racemes to c. 5 cm long; peduncles to c. 3 cm long; pedicels articulate, to c. 8 mm long; bracteoles linear, 1.5–6 mm long. Sepals linear to lanceolate, 3–11 mm long; corolla 10–19 mm long, pubescent inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–7 mm long, wings 1–2.5 mm wide; indusium depressed-obovate; ovules to c. 40. Fruit cylindric, 8–12 mm long, valves entire; seeds elliptic, c. 2 mm long, with a very narrow wing, pale brown to whitish, shiny, tuberculate. Flowers mainly Oct.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Widespread and locally very common in a wide range of habitats, particularly in moist montane forests. Absent from mallee and alpine areas.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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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 ovata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia ovata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory