Goodenia lanata R.Br.

Trailing Goodenia

Prodr. 577 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate or decumbent perennial; stems to c. 50 cm long, with soft, silver-grey hairs. Basal leaves obovate to lyrate, 1–8 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, acute or obtuse, both surfaces usually pubescent at least when young, sometimes glabrescent at maturity, margins usually shallowly dentate, rarely deeply lobed, base attenuate into an indistinct petiole; cauline leaves smaller. Inflorescences terminal leafy racemes to 20 cm long, or flowers solitary in axils; peduncle 2–6 cm long, often geniculate at bracteoles at anthesis; pedicels non-articulate, 10–40 mm long; bracteoles linear, 3–5 mm long. Sepals narrow-elliptic, 5–6 mm long, 2–3.5 mm long, variably covered with strigose and sometimes finer, curled hairs; corolla 10–15 mm long, pubescent outside and inside, yellow, abaxial lobes 5–6 mm long, wings c. 2 mm wide; indusium broad-oblong, slightly folded; ovules 10–12. Fruit ovoid to cylindric, 6–7 mm long, valves deeply bifid; seeds elliptic, 2–3 mm long, papillose, yellowish, wing vestigial. Flowers mainly Sep.–Mar.

CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Scattered in heathlands, heathy woodlands and open-forests, mainly across southern Victoria west from the Strzelecki Ranges, with isolated inland occurrences near Chiltern, Seymour and Rushworth. A form with pronouncedly lyrate or even pinnatifid leaves has been collected from near Creswick.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-11-16
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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 lanata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Goodenia lanata 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
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales