Goodenia elongata Labill.

Lanky Goodenia

Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 52, t. 75 (1805) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Slender, erect or ascending short-lived perennial to 50 cm high; stems simple or few-branched, glabrous or with simple spreading or appressed hairs. Leaves mostly cauline, but usually a loose basal rosette present, oblanceolate, 2–9 cm long, 4–20 mm wide, acute to obtuse, pubescent to glabrescent, entire or toothed; cauline leaves sessile; basal leaves petiolate. Inflorescences loose terminal leafy racemes to 10 cm long, or subumbels, or flowers solitary; pedicels articulate, 4–11 cm long; bracteoles absent. Sepals lanceolate, 3.5–4 mm long; corolla 12–20 mm long, with a few hairs near base inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 4–10 mm long, wings 2–4 mm wide; indusium broad-oblong; ovules 25–35. Fruit ovoid, 8–9 mm long, valves entire; seeds elliptic, c. 3.5 mm long, reticulate, brown, wing c. 0.2 mm wide. Flowers mainly Oct.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Apart from isolated westerly occurrences in the Grampians and Whipstick Scrub near Bendigo, confined in Victoria to damp situations in hill country of the east.

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 elongata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia elongata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales