Goodenia bellidifolia subsp. bellidifolia

Daisy Goodenia

sensu J.H. Willis, Handb. Pl. Victoria 2:636 (1973) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Erect perennial to 60 cm high; stems glabrous to cottony hairy. Leaves mostly basal, oblanceolate to obovate, 4–10 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, acute or obtuse, pubescent to glabrescent, entire or toothed, base attenuate into obscure petiole. Inflorescences narrow terminal spikes or thyrses (initially crowded and umbel-like) to 40 cm long; pedicels articulate or not, 0–3 mm long; bracteoles linear, c. 3 mm long. Sepals linear, 1.5–4 mm long; corolla to c. 12 mm long, with appressed yellow hairs outside, villous inside, lemon-yellow to orange, abaxial lobes 2.5–4.5 mm long, wings 1–1.5 mm wide; indusium depressed-oblong; ovules 15–20. Fruit obovoid, c. 4 mm long, valves entire; seeds suborbicular to elliptic, 1–2 mm long, reticulate-pitted, brown to blackish, wing vestigial.  Flowers mainly Aug.–Mar.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW. Rare in Victoria where confined to far East Gippsland (Genoa area), usually in damp heath.

Subsp. argentea Carolin from northern New South Wales and south-east Queensland differs by the corolla having mostly white cottony hairs outside rather than appressed yellowish hairs.

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 bellidifolia subsp. bellidifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia bellidifolia subsp. bellidifolia in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory