Coopernookia barbata (R.Br.) Carolin

Purple Coopernookia

Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 92: 213 (1968) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Procumbent to erect subshrub, to 1 m high; stems c. terete, ribbed, glandular-hairy, somewhat viscid, becoming scabrous. Leaves sessile, linear, 10–40 mm long, 1–6 mm wide, both surfaces with scattered glandular and stellate hairs, becoming scabrous, margins entire or obscurely toothed, recurved to narrowly revolute. Pedicels to 30 mm long; bracteoles 2, leaf-like, above middle of pedicel. Sepals 3–8 mm long; corolla 10–20 mm long, blue to mauve, glandular- and stellate-hairy outside, wings 1–3 mm wide; ovules usually 2. Capsule 5–7 mm long, valves entire; seeds ellipsoidal, 4–5 mm long. Flowers throughout the year.

EGL, EGU. Also NSW, Tas. In Victoria confined to East Gippsland, usually occurring in dry, rocky, open-forests and shrublands (e.g. Tulach Ard, Cann River and Genoa 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.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Goodeniaceae
genus Coopernookia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Coopernookia barbata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Coopernookia barbata 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